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First jobs can determine a person’s salary for a career and influence career advancement. Those starting careers in a recession may find it hard to catch up to those starting during boom times.

What was your first job? And how did affect you? The Post is looking for stories of the real impact of the first job on your career, your relationships, and your life.

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