"My First Job!" Videos

Everyone has experienced having a first job. First jobs help you learn about the working world, as well as what you like and don't like about certain occupations.

Watch a few of these videos to learn how many adults you know learned from their first job then find yours by searching the Career Depot.

Principal Rusk

Find out how Brainerd High School Principal Mrs. Rusk got her start in the world of work as a teenager.

Coach Reem

Learn about Aitkin Coach Mike Reem’s first job experience. He tells about his work experience as a teenager at the local lumber mill and relates some of the lessons he learned about dependability and willingness to learn new skills.

Principal Bjorge

Find out how Little Falls, Minnesota High School principal Mr. Bjorge got his start in the world of work. As a student he worked in the supply depot at Camp Ripley. He will explain how some skills he learned in that first job have served him well throughout his career as an educator.

Principal Schmidt

Find out how Staples Motley High School Principal Mr. Schmidt got his start in the world of work. He shares some advice on how to present yourself when applying for work and what your appearance and attitude say about your commitment to the job.

Mrs. Hutchison

Find out how Pillager High School Teacher Mrs. Hutchison got her first job. She explains her experience as a 15 year old starting her first job on the tray line in the kitchen at St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Brainerd, MN). She also has some great advice on managing your work schedule around school, sports, and activities.

Officer Schreifels

Find out how Brainerd Police Officer Schreifels started off in the working world as a teenager. Learn what he discovered in his first job that turned out to be important in his career in law enforcement.

Chief Holmes

Find out how Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes got his start in the world of work. As a student, Chief Holmes worked at the local grocery store. He tells about learning some skills that serve him well as leader of a department and also offers advice for students on how to present themselves when applying for that first job.

Principal Christensen

Find out how Crosby Ironton High School Principal Mr. Christensen started off in the working world as a teenager. Learn what he thinks everyone needs to know in their first job.

Superintendent Westrum

Find out how Wadena-Deer Creek Superintendent Mr. Westrum got his start in the world of work as a teenager. He tells about his work experience growing up on the farm and gives some straight advice about how having a good reputation will help you find a job.