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What’s the average amount of time between full time roles after you’ve been laid off? Also, is it easier for ADs to find work than for CWs?

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honestly, depends on how picky you are.

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The cost of COBRA has made me less picky.

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totally feel this! I think time of year and what city you’re looking in matters. LA is a desert and has been wonky this year so it took me 6 months. I also wondered about ADs because it seemed easier for my old partners to find freelance work. They can jump in and do comps but I feel like writers are only needed at certain stages of the process. Best of luck to you though- you are certainly not alone!

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2-3 months. I’d find a gig before the holidays. I don’t think a lot of places are hiring from Nov-Jan

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For full time it’s much much longer. It’s can take 1 month to over a year depending on what you’re looking for and where. Keep it up and it will happen! Also harder the more senior you are.

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I’m going on two months...

It depends. I went 9 months before. And I’ve known some people that found something a couple months later. I also know people who didn’t find something new for over a year.

Thanks! Starting my second month now (in NYC). Am kind of stunned that it’s taking this long. But I think agencies are beginning hiring season now. Fingers crossed.

About 2 years freelancing in between full-time is how it's gone for me.

I was two years freelance before I found a new full time role. Full time is getting harder to come by now that many clients are shifting away from the AOR model. Project based work means less money for full staff.

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