10 Lessons Women Learned At Their First Jobs That They Still Use Today

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Dawn Kelly – Vice President, Global Communications at Prudential Financial

What was your first job out of college?
Kelly: Administrative Specialist Supervisor at AARP. I was already working for AARP and going to school at the same time. A year or so later after graduation, I was promoted to Assistant Media Liaison.

What lesson or skill did you learn at that job that still impacts how you work today?
Kelly: I honed my coaching and leadership skills in this role because I was responsible for planning, distributing and working with administrative assistants to manage and execute assignments and projects. I have continuously strengthened these skills over the years and it impacts how I work with and lead my team to achieve success on behalf of our clients.

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