We often hear from students and young, aspiring Planners asking for advice about how to get a job as a Planner. There are of course myriad ways of achieving this but there also are some general principles that are useful.
Switch from Academia to AgencySarah Watson, Chairman of BBH New York, shares her list of watch-outs when it comes to switching from your university comfort zone to the agency life.
12 Interview Tips for PlannersSimone White, former CSO at FCB Inferno, shares his top 12 tips for anyone looking to step into Planning and Strategy. A must read for anyone starting out
How to be…a Chief Strategy OfficerLucy Jameson, former CSO at Grey London says "There isn’t a simple, ten-point plan you can follow to become a CSO. What I can say is that a good planner should have an inherent sense..."
Advice from Craig MawdsleyCraig is Joint CSO at AMV BBDO.
Believe you can always be better and work out how to do it. Simple.
First Year of Freelance PlanningI am frequently asked: ‘What’s it like going freelance?’. To save repeating myself, I wanted to get down on paper what the first year is really like. I wanted to share three things that got me through it..
Advice from Rebecca MoodyYou were pretty rock hard in those graduate days. Always asking 'why' and not standing for wobbly answers. Willing to learn like a sponge. In awe of the big picture. The power of what we do. Loving the bright lights...
Advice from Nick HirstFirstly, ask yourself if you’re learning and growing in the right direction. What are you getting better at – and is that the right thing? I spent a lot of years in my early career...
Advice to my Younger SelfRuairi Curran, Head of Planning at Gravity Road, shares bits of advice to his younger self:
1. Work in a small agency
2. Don't take training and resources for granted