Today, I got caught off guard. I wasn’t dressed my best and ran into a potential future coworker.
The field I’m in is small. In the real world, there are said to be six degrees of separation. In development, there are two. And, today, I unexpectedly met a colleague from a different institution. Though I was far from bummy, I wasn’t my most polished self. And it was a reminder to me that, even on days I don’t feel the need to dress my best, I still must. You never know when that offer that may change your life will present itself.
Now, the gentleman was still impressed by my knowledge and, as I said, I was decently dressed but not as well as I could’ve been. Not as well as I had been yesterday. And certainly not as well as I will be tomorrow.
Make the first impression a priority.