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On the other end of a job where, despite my best efforts, I’m really unhappy with the quality of work I was given. I kept thinking if I pushed and proved myself I would get to do the work the “boys’ club” got to do - TV! broadcast! experiential! 360 campaigns! All of which I know I could be amazing at. Instead I got meh work for years. But I want to stay positive. This new stage of my career is exciting! So now - how do I go after all the experience I want?

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The advice I seem to hear a lot is to do passion projects for your portfolio. I know I’m too exhausted to do them at the end of my days, but sometimes I will get a random cold call client in the ‘contact us’ portion of my portfolio or a friend will ask me for a favor or job done, and these give chances to expand on my portfolio. Maybe business cards with links to your blogs or sample works would help you attract projects that will give you the experience on paper that the project initiators want to see to put you on their projects? Not sure if this is the question you are trying to get answered though, if you might expound?

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