When you lead with your interest and excitement, you find a few companies you genuinely love, create something genuinely unique for them, and make a genuinely hard to ignore pitch, you end up with a genuinely cool career.
Early on in your career, think of it as a discovery process more than a specific track. Focus on the things that interest you—give yourself permission to experiment with different types of work or companies.
I played Tetris for hours as a kid. Something about the colors. The shapes. The way the little blocks moved slowly, then faster, down the screen. The feeling of urgency to put the blocks in the perfect slot.
You’re young, hungry, and want to jumpstart your career. You don’t have much experience outside of classrooms, but you know you’ll need more than some grades and a degree to succeed in the marketplace and get hired faster. Awesome. Here…
By showing the process of your work, you establish your authenticity. You build your reputation as someone who sticks things out. And you become accountable to your network to get the things done that you say you're going to get done!