Early jobs can provide important clues to your future.

What was your first job? (Or an early experience that influenced your outlook on the world of work.) How did it impact your career development?

Seasoned professionals often reflect back on their early jobs as key to their career development. They learned lessons about what they wanted to pursue, and about what they definitely did NOT want to do again.

If you’re in the midst of your first part-time job or internship, pay close attention to what you like and don’t like about the experience—look for clues to your future.

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Take a moment to reflect on your experiences. Watch for patterns and clues to what drives you. How do you want your future to look?

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