You can set out to achieve more than you can image despite your humble beginnings.
Regardless of your career goals, at the start of your career, you probably just want to get a job that will help you get started, give you some experience and put some money in your pocket. This is was also the case for the women and men who now hold the most powerful jobs in the world. They might be sitting in influential offices and are chauffeured around but at one time, they had humble jobs. These are what some world leaders did as their first job:
- Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, first started out working in real estate following in his father’s footsteps.
- Guatemala’s president Jimmy Morales was a comedian.
- Nigeria's Commander in Chief Muhammadu Buhari’s career began as a soldier just like Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni.
- Venezuela’s president Nicholas Maduro’s first job was as a bus driver. His travels around the Venezuelan capital of Caracas allowed him to get a real sense of the challenges the people were going through.
- China’s president Xi Jinping had a humble beginning as a manual laborer before rising to become leader of the world’s biggest economies.
- Sweden’s President Stefan Lofven began his career as a welder.
- Ukraine’s new President, Vlodymr Zelensky, was an actor. Strangely Zelensky acted as a president on television.
- Kenya’s former President Daniel Arap Moi was a teacher.
- Liberia’s President George Weah was a well-recognized footballer who played for clubs as A.C Milan, Manchester City and Chelsea.
- Libya’s President Fayez al-Sarraj was an architect.
- Morocco’s top politician, Saadeddine Othmani started out as a psychiatrist.
- Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was a businessman before going into politics. After graduating, he started a company called Wilham Kenya Limited that sourced and exported various agricultural produce.
These experiences show that you can set out to achieve more than you can image despite your humble beginnings. What is the first job you ever did? Share with us in the comment section below.