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First Jobs

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

9 Things a Millennial Will Never Admit

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Millennials are constantly wary of being "called out" in person or online.

Ann Brenoff

Forget First Loves, How About First Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty

Before you know it, summer will be fading as fast as our tans and we'll all be planning our Labor Day barbecues. Labor Day is one of those holidays wh...

How These Media Stars Got Their Start

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Media

By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - When Reuters asked some of the nation's finance gurus about their first j...

WATCH: Life Lessons From Humble First Jobs

Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living

That first job you had as a teenager bagging groceries or delivering newspapers may have more value than you thought at the time. There are many le...

Simon C.Y. Wong: In Praise of Humble First Jobs

Simon C.Y. Wong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Simon C.Y. Wong

Young people certainly need to plan carefully to achieve professional success in today's highly competitive environment. But we mustn't forget that a life is distinct from -- and lasts longer than -- a career.

Hard Work

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

If you met me at the age of 14 you would have voted me the least likely person to become a CEO of a multi-million dollar company. I have to be honest and say it is those jobs, those experiences and that sweat that led me to this path and this success.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Young People (Part 1)

Danny Rubin | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

You don't form a great reputation by luck or chance. You have to earn it. A proven way to do that is to work independently and not require 24-7 supervision.

Growing Flowers From Concrete: Foster Care to Career

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifBecause of my background, I had always thought of myself as inferior to others. The idea that I was lesser than other people has always plagued me and limited what I believed I could accomplish.

Reflections of a Former Donut Thief

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

I loved both my first summer jobs when I worked in the bakery at a grocery store called Hinky Dinky and at a pastry shop called Dippy Donut. What did you learn from your earliest adventures in the world of work?

My First Job (WATCH)

Posted 11.02.2012 | MarloThomas

When I was 17, I landed my first job as an actress in a mystery play called "Black Chiffon". I was the least experienced member of the cast, and I was...

A Tiger Baby's Rebellion

Tracie Chan | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Tracie Chan

I realized that my version of having it all was completely different. Perhaps I didn't want it all, since "it" sounded so trite. Maybe I didn't want everyone else's idea of success, because it meant nothing to me.

Class of 2012: This May Be Your Last Best Chance

Jimmy Dahroug | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Jimmy Dahroug

You'll have the rest of your life to be conventional graduates. Now is the time to chase your dreams, while you're still young enough to start over if you fall.

How to Break Into the Fashion World

Louise Roe | Posted 03.24.2012 | Style
Louise Roe

I always knew I wanted to write -- and more specifically -- for a magazine. My dad is a travel journalist, so from a young age I saw the excitement, passion and fun involved with creating something from scratch.

Working, in Chicago: An Emotional Guide for New Graduates

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

"A first job may be similar to one's experience with grade school," Larry Ragan wrote in a private memoir. "It becomes engraved in the memory." And since Larry was my first boss, he is engraved in my memory.

Chicago For Dummies: What Our Newest Residents Can Expect

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I moved to Oak Park fresh out of Kent State University, back in 1992. The economy wasn't great then either, and so the adventure came easier than the work.