The majority of us begin our working lives in retail – a weekend job to get us through our education. Some people carry on up the retail career ladder and others leave behind cash handling in favour of something office-based. Our first jobs are nothing to be ashamed of; in fact we should be grateful of the opportunity to get on the first rung of the career ladder considering how many young people are struggling today. We all need to start somewhere. Managers pushed trolleys, chief executives delivered papers and EmptyLemon’s Technical Director, Andy, started off as a general handyman.
Our first jobs don’t always reflect our career path and some of the successful individuals we admire today started their careers in some quite unlikely jobs. Obviously Barack Obama wasn’t born president; he was elected for the role based on the public vote. But how many voters recognised him as the young man serving them ice cream at Baskin Robbins? Read Article »