My First Job: Robert Steed
Name: Robert Steed
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Financial adviser with Edward Jones
First job: I was a ranch hand for my family growing up, but my first job away from them was as a carpenter's assistant.
What it taught me: Both jobs really instilled a good work ethic and the value of hard work. The job as carpenter's assistant also taught me that I wanted to go on and earn my college degree.
My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.