A few days ago, many people started sharing their first 7 jobs on social media.
I don’t know who started the movement but I like the idea. I think it’s humbling to remember where you came from, and to discover the similarly humble beginnings of others, including people you might look up to.
If you take this a step further, we were all once kids, and before that babies, and before that had yet to be born. Remembering that simple fact whenever you’re pursuing a goal that someone else has achieved (yes, whatever it is you’re doing, at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, someone else has done it before) makes your goal appear much more attainable.
Here are my first 6 (I haven’t had 7) jobs:
Healthcare accounting intern
Telco market research intern
Financial advising intern
Equity derivatives strategy intern
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