BONUS || Jenny Hudak, Talent Director at Anomaly

BONUS || Jenny Hudak, Talent Director at Anomaly

Recorded at our event, The Job Search Struggle is Real: Breaking Into Advertising, we got super specific and tactical with Jenny Hudak, Talent Director at Anomaly. We talked about what to include (and not include) on your resume/portfolio, building industry connections online and in-person at recruiting fairs, the ingredients of a stand-out interview, how to follow up with a recruiter, and more. 

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EPISODE #61 || Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon

EPISODE #61 || Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon

Nathalie Con, VP, Strategy Director at Giant Spoon, joins us to talk about owning and branding your weirdness. Hear about the importance of asking why and the kind of work Giant Spoon is known for, being a culture add vs. a culture fit, and translating your non-advertising and non-work related interests and passions into relevant skills on your resume/in an interview (with lots of specific examples!).

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EPISODE #54 || Brandon Solis, Integrated Strategy Director at R/GA

EPISODE #54 || Brandon Solis, Integrated Strategy Director at R/GA

Brandon Solis, Integrated Strategy Director at R/GA, joins us to share learnings from his untraditional entry into advertising and rapid advancement in his career. Hear about hacking the education system and how his past experience in car insurance is valuable, applying self-reflection in order to learn quickly, the state of strategy roles, and dealing with imposter syndrome. 

*Since we recorded, Ellen has moved on to an exciting new venture of her own. Listen for the update at the end of the episode!

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EPISODE #36 || Michael Benjamin, Creative Director at Anthem Branding

EPISODE #36 || Michael Benjamin, Creative Director at Anthem Branding

Michael comes to us from the world of visual branding, sharing his experience from 20+ years of being a bonafide design nerd. Hear about the process of creating a visual brand identity, personal branding and resume tips from the class he teaches at CU Boulder, and being a creative of color in a city not known for its diversity (and the case for sticking it out).

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EPISODE #35 || Meaghan Diamond, VP, Creative Recruiter at MullenLowe LA

EPISODE #35 || Meaghan Diamond, VP, Creative Recruiter at MullenLowe LA

Meaghan gives us a peek behind the recruiting curtain, helping us understand what she actually looks for when searching for high quality talent. Hear her super specific resume and portfolio tips, how to make a good impression during an interview, her mantra of ABR (Always Be Recruiting) and what that means for talent, and why just applying to a job application online usually won't cut it.

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EPISODE #26 || Jocelyn S. Lai, Principal & Founder at jsl talent consulting

EPISODE #26 || Jocelyn S. Lai, Principal & Founder at jsl talent consulting

Jocelyn recruited talent at some of the industry's biggest agencies (like Droga5 and R/GA) before founding her own business, jsl talent consulting. Hear about how she lost everything she worked for at the start of her career, how to build a personal brand, and the biggest mistakes she sees when people apply to jobs. In the thick of internship application season, you don't want to miss this episode!

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EPISODE #24 || Marissa Deslatte, Chair of Ad 2 National & Senior Corporate Brand Manager
 at Nobilis Health Corp.

EPISODE #24 || Marissa Deslatte, Chair of Ad 2 National & Senior Corporate Brand Manager
 at Nobilis Health Corp.

Marissa joins us to talk about working in Media on the agency-side vs. the client-side, the resources, real-world experience and chance to give back available to junior talent through Ad 2, and how to take control of your own advancement. Plus, don't miss our very special and exciting announcement!

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EPISODE #22 || Docia Nartey-Koram, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at AKQA

EPISODE #22 || Docia Nartey-Koram, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at AKQA

Docia brings warmth, wit, and tons of actionable advice that will help anyone find their next job. Hear about how to differentiate yourself when you're just starting out, smart questions you should ask a recruiter in your next interview, and why approaching industry people at local events is a half-open door. 

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EPISODE #6 || Rafi Kugler, Director of Recruiting at barrettSF

EPISODE #6 || Rafi Kugler, Director of Recruiting at barrettSF

Rafi's spent the last eight years recruiting at amazing shops like Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Pereira & O'Dell and now barrettSF. He sat down to drop some inspiring ways to think about your career, as well as super practical advice on applying for a job—all from the perspective of someone who assesses talent every day.

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