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Any advice on getting my career back on track? I’m about three years into my career. Started full-time at a place working on a really fun account for one year but for the last two I’ve kinda just floated from freelance role to freelance role and the work isn’t necessarily the sexiest. Feel like I’m caught in a cycle of taking freelance roles just to pay bills and then not having very interesting work to show for it.

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I'd also suggest filling in the gaps in your portfolio with some fun personal projects can help, too. Anddd, for any small freelance projects still add them to your resume / portfolio and make a case around them or at least give context to the who, what, why, how, etc.

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Shot in the dark! Thanks anyway!

Get your book up to snuff and start emailing CDs at agencies you want to work at.

You can always explain that your previous freelance gigs just didn’t get you the quality of work that you wanted, even though you tried to push things. Ideally whoever is interviewing you should really just be concerned with the work in your book and not necessarily where/when it was made. Plenty of people freelance solely for additional income, too. And experienced CDs should know that not all work is going to be amazing.

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