How Important Is Your First Job? Your Brazen Peers Weigh In
Thanks to those of you who participated in the Run-Around last month! We received some great responses, and we’ll feature them below.
If you haven’t yet heard about our Run-Around, it’s an opportunity for you to write on your own blog about a certain topic — and then we’ll share your post with the Brazen community. It’s a great way for you to meet some of your brazen peers and also get some exposure for your own blog and name.
Our September topic was: How Important Is Your First Job?
Here’s who weighed in:
- April Blake says “it’s really freakin’ important.” A smart excerpt from April’s post:
The importance of that first job is to propel your floundering, lost self out of the low level b.s. job that you accepted out of what was
probablydefinitely desperation. Once you realize that you deserve better you’ll give yourself better, and that is a lesson that can be applied to all areas of life.
- Marcy Farrey at Career Girl Network says even though she switched industries early in her career, she wouldn’t be where she is today without that first job. That’s something I bet a lot of Brazenites can relate to.
- At b4iapply, Korina Karampela writes that the first job IS an important one. “Not only because you learn how to be professional, work in a team and understand yourself better. Your first job is important because it puts you on a career path that you will probably follow for much longer.”
- Last but not least, Melissa Venable shares, “Your experiences in your first job help you make decisions about your career from that point forward. What can you do to make the most of the situation?” Read her full post at OnlineCollege.org.
Thanks to these brazen contributors!
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