Monday, April 9, 2012

Dress for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Have

I'm pretty sure that by this point in your lives, you've heard the saying "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have."

Being the fashion-lover that I am, I pretty much thought of this strictly in the sartorial sense.

BUT, it's a mentality. It's not just about dressing up, really and truly. You're putting yourself in the mindset of the job you want.

What does this mean, exactly?

It means going into your job or internship before anyone gets there and leaving last.
It means always finding something to do, and never looking idle.
It means keeping a professional attitude, even when your boss or supervisor is being a jerk.
It means treating your coworkers with respect and offering help whenever you can.
It means keeping your goals and aspirations in the forefront.
It means projecting confidence, knowledge, and professionalism at all times.
It means networking and making contacts.

Do you have what it takes to fit the "dress for the job you want, not the job you have" mentality?

-Elise

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