Why is it so hard to get on good opportunities that helps you grow and develop your book. This has been the hardest thing throughout my career. During my 4 years of working on advertising I’ve been on like 3,4 real briefs everything else have been pitches or proactive.

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You need a CD who wants to hang out with you. That’s it. Your work doesn’t matter at all - just be fun to be around.

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You can't count on your job to make the work you deem fulfilling.

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jump ship

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Especially since I’m not making stuff

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Because that’s what everyone wants

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Yeah it’s quite the catch 22. Can’t get an interview without better work in your book and can’t get better work in your book without creative opportunities.

After four years though you’ve undoubtedly got a network of former coworkers who might vouch for you elsewhere?

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My new partner thinks all of my ideas are too “out there.” To their credit, they’ll try to take an aspect of my idea and spin it some other way, but the result is usually pretty flat and it’s difficult to get them to budge from there. I can’t figure out a good way to work with them. Any ideas?

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