The First Job
This past summer, Dashawn’s mom told him that if he didn’t want to cut the grass, he had to do something productive with his time. She urged him to join the Boys and Girls Club’s Summer Work Program that placed youth aged 14-18 in paying positions.
So, Dashawn left the lawn behind and started a Youth Coordinator position at the Reeb Center on Columbus’s South Side – his first ever job.
How do we get a foot in the working world and what do we learn once we get there? That’s the focus of this episode, where we get into first jobs and the soft skills they teach us.
For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page.
- Boys and Girls Club Columbus
- American Staffing Association: Research and Data
- Hamilton-Ryker: Total Worker Solutions
Special thanks to the Free Music Archive, especially Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear for the groovy podcast tunes.
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