What should a Jr Copywriter's book look like?

I am currently working at my first job straight out of uni. And I have been here for almost a year now. As it turns out, there isn't much that I did here that can be put on my portfolio--just random SM posts, banners, emailers, etc.

For my next job, is it okay to still have only spec campaigns?

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I know seniors that still have spec in their books. I think it’s expected especially as a jr

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Jc , dm me, I was in a similar position as you.

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Honestly it was the way I spoke about the spec work and the level it was produced. If it’s spec but produced at a high quality, it’s great to put in your book. If it’s spec and looks low quality, remove. Also, I sought out freelance creative gigs where I could

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