Elyssa Duncan
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8 months ago
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What was your first job??

I was talking with my little cousin last night, and he told me he's looking for his #FirstJob - exciting, right?! He was asking for advice and wanted to know my opinion on where he should work.

My advice to him was:

  1. Stay confident
  2. Ask questions
  3. Be early
  4. Work hard

It got me thinking about where I've been since joining the workforce. I now work as a Community Specialist here at Jobcase - but it was quite a journey to get here!!

I started babysitting at age 12 for family friends. But, my first job that wasn't an "under the table" gig was as a birthday party host at a laser tag arena.

It was such a fun job, and I learned so much. To this day, I'm still friends with a few folks from there!

What was your FIRST job?!

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Mostafa El jaadi
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ابحث عن عمل سائق شاحنة

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Paul Nimo
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That is great

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Clovis Jones
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Learning people

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Janis Humphreys
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I started learning people at my Church. I have worked with people for as long as I can remember and it still seems like there is always more to learn.

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Mary O'Shaughnessy
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You don’t say how old your little cousin is. My first on the books job was in retail. I worked for a store called Two Guys which is out of business now.

I lived that job. I did everything from printing sale signs, to fixing up the clothes on the floor to customer service.

There were a lot of other young people there so it was fun too.

I would tell your little cousin to look for a job that interest him. If he enjoys clothes look in retail, if he enjoys golf, apply at a country club, video games, GameStop. It’s always nice to enjoy your job.

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Bálint Ekler
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My first job was setting a lamp manufacturing machine at GE Lighing's Hungarian manufacturing plant in Budapest. Since then, I work in totally different sector and the factory does not belong to GE anymore. A lot can happen in 17 years.

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Holly Holm
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Great advice @MaryO'Shaughnessy! My first job was teaching piano lessons. There are good first-job options out there that don't have to be terrible. When I was a student, one of my friends worked at a laundromat, and she could do homework during slow times. I was so jealous and thought that was genius. Elyssa Duncan tell your cousin to get paid to do his homework!

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Jose Pena
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My first job was a part-time job working at Shoe World, a shoe store kind of like Payless . It was held in the summer leading up to my senior year in high school. I had to restock inventory and later on working on the cash register. Unfortunately, the job did not last because the company folded.

Yet, I later found work at an insurance company while in college.

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mehmet bülbül
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hello

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Tonya Johnson
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Hello

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