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Headhunters and juniors


I was just wondering what your thoughts are on ‘headhunters’. Are they irrelevant for a junior or entry level person looking for a job?
Thanks in advance…

intro Headhunters and juniorsHeadhunters don’t play much of a role in placing juniors. Agencies pay a commission to use them, and juniors are generaly easy to find without a headhunter’s help or expense. We’ve met two great headhunters. Most of them don’t truly know a great book from an ok one, in our experience. They can certainly be helpful, and we’ve found some terrific people through them. But the very best creatives are well known and a good CD can simply contact them directly.

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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