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My Early Profession Selections – Jane Jackson Profession

What had been your early profession selections?

Are you full of remorse over the alternatives you’ve made in your profession, or do you have fun them as beneficial studying experiences?

Have you ever ever questioned what you’d do otherwise if given the prospect to start out over?

Reflecting alone profession journey, I discover myself considering a pivotal choice I made in my early days.

[My original post about my early career choices on LinkedIn received over 13,000 views and over 200 reactions and comments – share your thoughts on the post on LinkedIn Here]

My Early Profession

Many, a few years in the past, simply earlier than sitting my A’stage exams, an irresistible job provide got here my method, prompting me to go away college and seize the chance.

My story started in Hong Kong, the place I used to be a pupil at HK Island Faculty.

Mr. Foggin, our careers grasp, created a activity to show us about job functions.

He inspired every of us to create a resumé and apply for jobs that piqued our curiosity, difficult us to safe an interview.

Nervous but decided, I scoured the classifieds within the South China Morning Publish on Saturday mornings, hoping to discover a becoming alternative despite the fact that I had no thought what I actually wished to do after leaving college.

Among the many sea of job advertisements, one caught my eye:

Korean Airways looking for Hong Kong based mostly Stewardesses

For a wide-eyed 17-year-old, the prospect of turning into a member of their cabin crew, touring the world, and embracing the exhilaration that got here with it appeared like an unattainable dream.

Books like ‘Espresso, Tea or Me’ and ‘The Fly Ladies’ had fuelled my fascination with the airline business.

The Job Interview Course of

And so started a collection of interviews, beginning with a frightening “cattle name” in an enormous lodge room full of a whole lot of hopefuls.

There was a panel interview, assessments, and one-on-one interview. All of it went in a blur! After which …

With no prior interview or work expertise, I turned, what I used to be instructed on the time, the youngest member of their cabin crew, flown to Seoul for intensive cabin crew coaching and turned 18 within the midst of it!

[The photo below is of me during a flight, wearing my Korean Airlines uniform … and oh, so young back then.]

Early career choices, Korean Airlines, Jane Jackson flight attendant, cabin crew, airline career

It was an awe-inspiring journey of private development and discovery.
I discovered many beneficial classes earlier than and after incomes my wings with Korean Airways so a few years in the past when my profession journey started.

I have fun that courageous 17-year previous girl who made a leap of religion and grabbed a chance that made her coronary heart race.

What are your early experiences in your profession? I’d love to listen to what prompted your profession selections within the feedback under – everybody has a narrative to inform and classes discovered! You may take heed to the fascinating profession tales throughout my interviews with podcast friends on Your Profession Podcast


Over the subsequent few weeks I’ll add to this put up with particulars of my profession journey over time and the dear classes discovered by way of my errors, selections and sudden occasions that change into ‘sliding doorways’ moments …




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