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.


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

  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.

  3. Seen this:

    You are so 2009 ;)