I suppose this is as good of a spot as any to note that I gave some sincere advice to Nikky Gary regarding looking for work as a young creative. This has now become an article at Adpulp.

Don't be shy in seeking out a portfolio crit. If you develop a good portfolio crit relationship with one person and they ask you back in six months with an improved portfolio, jump on that goal and you may find yourself with a career mentor for years to come.

Dear Young Creatives, You Can Do This. Sincerely, A Young Creative.