Dress for the job you want, not for what you have.


Most of us know the saying “Dress for the job you want, not for what you have” either when going on a job interview or if you’re currently employed and is interested in a higher position. If you consider yourself as a leader you are eyeing to take your boss’s job. If you think something is wrong with that then you might be comfortable in your situation now. Nothing is wrong with that either some people are just comfortable getting the orders verses giving them. Unless you are sitting comfortably with my $100K or more people are usually thinking about changing jobs or moving up a ladder.

For people in their teens to early adults job hopping is normal. You’re getting experience and seeing what you like. When you’re in college you are taking different elective classes to make sure the major you choose or haven’t chose yet is right for you. While you are getting those experiences you should also be aware of your surroundings like management to see if you can see yourself in their shoes permanently. Once you’re in a position for about six months to a year and your manager is seeing great progress don’t be afraid to ask about growing opportunities in the company. Just like that song by Drake “started from the bottom now we’re here.” Everyone started from some where.

If you’re seeking a management role in your current company, mirror off the qualities of your boss but change up something. If you are exactly like all the other managers in the company then your manager’s boss wouldn’t see a need replace the manager at your job now. Make an effort because companies are growing in new cities, states, and countries and you could be apart of the growth. If you want that job you have change your current behaviors.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

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