Worst My Job Ever (& What I Learned From It!)
From burger f lipper to shelf stacker, sometimes even the world’s worst jobs can help you get your best career ever. Fact.
‘In one of my first roles I was responsible for consolidating multiple brand profit and loss statements for quarterly financial submissions. It was a tedious role and I really wanted to be working on more strategic projects. My supervisor at the time gave me great advice – first nail the day job. I learned to focus on doing the job well and gained credibility. Ultimately this led to more opportunities to do what I wanted to do – and to some pretty strong MS Excel skills!’ Meghan Davis, beauty group marketing manager, Johnson & Johnson Northern Europe
‘My first job was working on a burger van. I worked a lot of hours and customers could be difficult. It taught me to think on my feet and that you’ll get results faster by just being nice, which is something I’ve applied to my fast-paced PR role.’ Bethan Lewis, senior communications manager at Brighter Comms ‘My worst job was cold calling people for 12 hours a day in a call centre, convincing them to buy a product I didn’t like. It taught me that in order to sell something you really have to believe in it. It also taught me that I never wanted to spend the rest of my life on the phone to strangers and any career path I chose would have to be one where you meet and engage with people face to face, which is exactly why I founded my boutique’ Anna Grotkamp, founder of B London Boutique