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Wrapped up an internship a few weeks ago and looking for a Jr AD position or another internship in NYC. Haven’t seen many positions posted and I’ve reached out to recruiters with no luck. Any advice?

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Keep at it. Patience is everything. It's usually easier to land a gig as a Jr. Also, contact CD's directly... Not just recruiters.

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Reach out to creative resource managers at agencies, too. In my experience, most external recruiters don't handle junior placements. So reaching out to resource managers and CDs and ACDs is better. Even senior teams would be good. They can sometimes be less busy, less egotistical, and may help you get a foot in the door.

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Maybe not the right person to be giving out advice but it’s worked for me. Reach out to places you wanna work at even if you don’t see any open positions, sometimes they’re looking but not updating their website. Ask everyone you worked with if they might know of any openings, go through the list of all the agencies in NYC and self promote endlessly lol.

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I’ve interned at two large agencies and was offered a Junior position out of state that I had to decline as I signed a year lease in NYC. I didn’t think I sucked that bad but this is rough.

@SAD1 Thank you! That’s a good point. I’ve reached out to a few to ask for feedback on my book and i’ve received generally positive feedback and some helpful suggestions. Is there anything else I should be doing or saying in these conversations? Are CDs still willing to chat over coffee before/after work? Having a hard time getting my foot in the door with so few openings for junior ADs, so anything helps

Have you thought of alternative scenarios, like there’s a million creatives looking for a handful of jobs? AKA has nothing nothing to do with you but the realities of a really tough/tight market right now?

DM me your book if interested.

@Fred & Farid - I think you’d have to DM me first, as it won’t let me DM you! But I would love to share my book with you if you are still willing to take a look.

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