Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to freelance. Lesson 3: a varied wardrobe.

Just a quick one today.

I’ve stated previously that the first things a prospective employer looks for are a winning smile and a cute ass.

But remember, it’s no good having a cute ass (which I have) unless you’re also wearing, say, tight chinos to show it off.

I'm not just talking about sex appeal. This is about LOOKING THE PART.

Only a fool underestimates the importance of clothing to their career.

As a permanent employee, you may be able to rest on your garment laurels. I used to wear the same jumper all week and just occasionally vary my t-shirt.

But now I'm a freelancer I really mix things up:

Monday: special shirt and blue jumper
Tuesday: t-shirt and special blue jumper
Wednesday: t-shirt and blue jumper
Thursday: shirt and special blue jumper
Friday: special shirt (odour permitting) and special blue jumper

In this way I keep myself fresh, exciting and dynamic. I suggest you do the same.

3 comments:

  1. Hmm, in the UK this is "fresh, exciting and dynamic". In North Americaland this is "normal". Just saying.

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  2. Girl who used to sit near youApril 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Girl freelance copywriters have it so much harder. I'm running out of zany earrings to wear. And I bet you can get away with wearing the same pair of shoes all week too.

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  3. Seen this:

    http://www.campaignbrief.com/2011/04/why-the-word-empires-stephen-l.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    You are so 2009 ;)

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