They say misery loves company. Join us as we share our horrible experiences trying to land a gig in advertising. Feel free to add horror stories of your own. Completely anonymous, of course.

f**k my book

After getting no replies to a couple of emails I sent to an agency about a position they said they’d have for me at the end of the season, I decided to call them to ask if it was still available. They told me that they’d find out about it and would call me back next week.

I realized later that I never told them my last name and they never asked how to reach me.

An interviewer told me that my conceptual skills are strong but my design skills are weak. In a separate interview, they told me my design skills are strong but my conceptual skills are weak.