I swear this is a lot more fun than putting together your resume, so bear with me…

For this exercise, I want you to make a list of EVERY job you’ve ever had beginning with that first one back in high school. Yes, babysitting counts. Go ahead and make the list. I’ll wait.


Now, go back through the list and make brief notes next to each job about what you learned from that experience, and what you enjoyed most about the work.

See if you notice any themes or patterns.

Did you have any insights about your particular work history? Were there any recurring themes? Share those with us in a comment below.