Thursday, September 10, 2009


I just got stood up. Or dumped. Not sure which and not sure how I feel about it.

A young junior art director was to start here Monday and just contacted me to say he can't. Apparently Crispin called and trumped my offer.

One the one hand, I am really bummed. We are crazy busy and this junior was going to be a huge help on a new account. I really liked his book and thought he'd be a great fit. Plus, it kinda sucks to go through all the interviews, approvals, and paperwork it takes to finally get someone hired to have that fall through. So from a business standpoint, bit fat ugh.

On the other hand, I am a sucker for juniors and get weirdly proud when good opportunities abound. This young guy had two great agencies vying for his talent. How cool is that? I can't help but feel happy that good things are still happening on the hiring front in advertising.

On a side note, I'm fairly flattered it was Crispin scooping this guy up. It pays me a somewhat backhanded compliment when I head upstairs to tell finance and HR why he is not coming.


branden kramer said...

Hey Cecilia,

I'm not commenting on the article. I just wanted to ask if you could review my portfolio. I've been reading your posts for a while now and I think, since you're so honest and experienced, it would be a great help. Rip it to shreds if you think it deserves it. At this point I need feedback that's realistic, ego aside. That's why I'm asking you.

I've been out of work and looking for work for 2 months now so I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. Aside from a little freelance work, recruiters don't seem to respond. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Joe Nafziger said...

yikes. at least with working at Y&R, he would've had time to enjoy his life outside of work. That's not happening at Crispin.

Brandon said...

My friend just sent me a link to your blog. Your blog is like a gift from god to me. Seriously, I just went through every single post you've written. Thank you.

Cecilia Gorman said...

Thanks Brandon. You gave me a big smile. Thanks for taking the time to read my posts. Cecilia