My First Job: Jared Mayfield
Name: Jared Mayfield
City of residence: Victoria
Current title: Deputy director of developmental services for the city of Victoria
First job: My first job was with the city of Galveston in 1996.
What it taught me: I learned pretty quickly that there was a lot that I didn't learn in college, like the terminology. Book knowledge isn't everything. I also learned a lot about office politics with that job.
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.