Ads and wits that got you your first agency job.
Did you have a solid book or maybe a golden tongue, perhaps both? Did you have a friend of a friend of a friend of another friend who worked at that place and knew a guy. Maybe cold calling in to submission actually worked?
Post your stories and ads and teach us (the wannabes) a thing or two on what is cool to do and what is not. I think first had experience from the members of the community is a great way to expand your knowledge and broaden your understanding.
I had few interviews, went to few events and met few creative directors. Their opinions and criticism is always different. What one liked, another hated. I am currently on my 3rd book draft and still improving. Traveling keeps me motivated and helps me develop new ideas and concepts. It has been about a year, since I started on this path.
PS. I know this forum is pretty dead at times but this would help people like me ;) still hoping and working on our books and trying to score our first job in the ad industry.