My first job wasn’t at a fabric store. But it also kind of was. Let’s back up before jumping in. I started working at a music venue at 14. It was under the table, but exciting and so. much. fun. I landed the job without any interview – funny enough, the manager of the venue rented a house from my grandma. I’m not even kidding. It’s like I knew I’d love networking at 14!
But, I don’t necessarily consider it my first real job. It actually felt more like I was just hanging out with friends whenever I was working. Well, it felt that way because that’s what actually happened. I could get my friends in for free, meet bands before they “made it” (Paramore, Jack Antonoff, Cartel, etc.). It was a sweet gig!
But, then I started working at a fabric store, where I learned (more than) a few things. And I’m super excited to share them with you, but first I have to thank my friends over at TheLadders for reaching out and inspiring this post.
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