Recently, I walked into the office dressed in a blazer and jokingly got asked, “Do you have an interview today?”
If you’ve ever been to the Advoco office, you know that we have a business casual dress code, so it was fairly out of the ordinary that I was wearing a blazer. And while I didn’t have an interview myself, I was conducting an interview for a potential new hire.
When I was getting dressed the next morning, I looked at the blazer from the previous day. I thought to myself, “What am I interviewing for today?”
There’s an adage that goes, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you already have.” But I think we should expand this notion to be, “Dress and work for the job you want, not the job you already have.”
There is certainly something to be said for how we present ourselves. But what happens once we already have the job, once the project has already started? Just because you landed the job or project, doesn’t mean it is guaranteed forever.
We need to let our work speak for us, just like our clothing can speak for us.
What are you doing to keep the job? Are you invested and staying engaged? Every day is an interview, so put your best foot forward!
When you get dressed on Monday, ask yourself, what job am I interviewing for today? Then, challenge yourself not only to dress the part, but also, to work the part!
Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.
About Michelle: It’s hard to find someone that doesn’t like Michelle – she’s easy to talk to, she’s a wealth of knowledge about EAM, she’s relatable, and to top it all off, she’s fun to be around! Her Infor EAM life started at a university that used the product to manage facilities. She has since built up and manages our Post Implementation Consulting team. When Michelle isn’t helping our customers, you can find her in her garden preparing vegetables for canning or touring the Upstate on her motorcycle! Have a question for Michelle? Send her an email!