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LinkedIn Influencers: My First Job


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LinkedIn Influencers share stories and lessons from their first work experiences.

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LinkedIn Influencers: My First Job

  1. 1. How did the top minds in business start their careers?
  2. 2. LinkedIn Influencers share their first work experiences, from paper routes to retail.
  3. 3. “If it wasn’t for those first few failures, the future successes would never have happened.” Read More Richard Branson Founder Virgin Group
  4. 4. “When you do something you love, even the grunt work doesn’t seem so bad.” Read More Herb Greenberg  Journalist & Editor, TheStreet
  5. 5. “The pay was something around $1.13 per hour, but the education was priceless.” Read More Geni Whitehouse Countess of Communication, Brotemarkle, Davis & Co LLP
  6. 6. “Throughout the journey, look for the silver lining. If you can identify one or two learnings from every situation, you’re headed in the right direction.” Read More Gary Swart  CEO, oDesk
  7. 7. “I learned how to fall a little in love with each of my customers; how to take on their challenges as my own.” Read More Mickey McManus President & CEO MAYA Design, Inc.
  8. 8. “My coworkers could have been hard on me, but instead they took me in and taught me about teamwork.” Read More Beth Comstock CMO, GE
  9. 9. Read Influencer early career stories at