My First Job

I just watched a video where Jack Ma offered advice to people entering the workforce. He tells the audience that your first job is the most important and you need to find a good boss. He then says to stay there for 3 years.

My first job at National Sports Centre was a great job! They taught me how to sell and work together to hit business goals. The manager would would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it and you didn’t want to let him down. We worked hard and played hard.

National Sports taught me about teamwork and I still keep in touch with lots of the former employees. And, eventhough we all moved into different directions, I can honestly say we all learned valuable life and work skills from this company. 

So, I agree with Jack. Your first job is an important one.

About the Author Ken Matthews

Ken Matthews is a veteran Canadian entrepreneur and business executive with over 30 years experience.

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