I've been an editor for a long time, starting on 3/4" Umatic tape and along the way I've been asked how to get into the industry dozens of times. This article is the best I have ever read and truly inspirational. I wish I could have read this as a 20 year old!
Thank you Michael. You're not too proud to work on stuff you don't want on your showreel, because as you say, who knows where it could lead. Your work ethic was the key.