As soon as I became a teenager, I couldn’t wait to be old enough to apply for a part-time job that didn’t involve babysitting or a paper route. I had skills. I wanted to put them to use.
My favorite fantasy involved working at the gift wrap counter in one of the big department stores in the mall that was about a mile from my house. Yep. No career goal was too exalted for my youthful imagination.
Eventually, I started to think it would be fun to interview people.
What’s your earliest memory involving career aspirations? Did you end up with a job that your inner child enjoys?