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What's it like to apply for a job somewhere like W+K or 72&S, where they don't list open positions but rather have a "contact us" box? Anyone been hired that way, or is it all about being headhunted?

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72 recruiter hit me up the same day a campaign I worked on was written about in all the ad publications. It ended up not working out but still felt validating.

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So basically 'thanks for contacting us we'll keep your resume/portfolio on file' means you're dead to us until you up your game

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W+K HR contacted me through LinkedIn.

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Recruiter/knowing someone who can refer you

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Sent an email to the WKNY HR contact email on the website, had a call back that day, interviewed the next day and had an offer a week later. Led to a great 4 years there and meeting my now husband before moving on. Point being... somebody somewhere is reading those emails!

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Traded in the Kool aid for growth opportunity and 💰. Had to grow up at some point

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Thanks digitas2!

Digitas2, why did you leave??

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Any fun stuff to do over the weekend?

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Rakuten

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How do you make lazy people work ??

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Should I move to NYC in the fall for graduate school or take classes remotely for the time being? Would be coming from a low Covid zone and would obviously quarantine for the first two weeks. Question is around whether you think it’s “worth it”. 1/3 of my classes will be held in person.

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Are all the hot guys OD’ing these days?

Where are they?

Just went to Manhattan a few months ago and saw basically no hot guys

What’s really going on?

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Hello all was wondering what is a principal director level at Accenture? Is it L7 or L6?

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Favorite YouTube videos that not a lot of people know about but are underrated but amazing/hilarious/cool - what's yours?

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I’ve been working in Media Strategy for 5 years but would like to move into Brand Strategy or Creative Strategy. How hard is it to switch career paths?

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Just sat in a pitch debrief meeting with 3 EVPs talk about how happy they were to have brought the male "eye candy" account guy to the meeting even though he added "nothing of value" to the pitch.

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Joy Division song titles that go through my head while ideas are being presented to me:
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5 years ago, I left NYC for SF. Good opportunity. I loved living in NYC, and never loved SF. But the work I made in SF changed my career. So 2 years ago I move back to NYC. Same as 5 years ago (cont.)

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2. Tired of seeing your poor person apartment on zoom lol

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4. We signed a 25 year lease on our office building 😳

5. Don’t particularly give a shit if you die of a covid variant sign this waiver lol

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