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5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job


Boss of Your Equipment… if You’re Lucky

You may have been the president of your fraternity or sorority. You may have managed the restaurant you worked at. You may have been a fearless leader amongst your admiring friends in school. You may have been many things. You may even have exemplary leadership qualities. That still doesn’t mean that you are going to walk off the graduation stage and take your rightful place as the head of a department. If you are smart, resourceful, and a quick learner than you may indeed someday grow into that leadership position. You will not, however, be starting out in charge. In fact you will be much, much closer to the opposite of in charge. You’ll probably be tasked with mundane projects, and not be included in more of the dangerous calls. Just remember: time and experience is the key to success in firefighting and ems.

The Good News:

This isn’t forever. Remember when you were a freshmen and everyone else had so much more experience and clout than you? The same thing will happen here. After a few years you will be an upperclassman and you’ll be able to watch from your lofty perch as the new kid on the block replaces you as the resident rookie. This doesn’t mean that you’ll go from entry-level to CEO anytime soon, but it does mean that you can see the career ladder ahead of you and will have already gleaned an understanding on how to ascend that ladder.