John Whitaker knows You Never Forget Your First….

John Whitaker Worldwide FOT

One of my favorite things to do when studying a resume or reviewing a LinkedIn profile is to go back in time to see where it all began…this impressive person in front of me may have made a seismic shift in their professional history that led them to their current state in life. It’s one reason I always recommend that you include your first job, even if only in a summary paragraph – for the interested observer, it provides multiple points of potential connection that may not otherwise occur.  It’s like studying someone’s professional family tree.

Read the whole post over at John Whitaker’s HR Hardball (an FOT contributor blog).