Times are Changing!

June 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm (The Struggle to Victory) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

When I was in school, at Columbia College Chicago, I had a certain perception of what a person in the field “looked like.” Dress pants, suit, ties, dress shoes, heels, and everything in between. Although these things are still common, they are not seen as often as I thought they would. In some of my classes, my professors spoke about this change in wardrobe, but I never really thought about it until I witnessed it. Since I am currently working an internship, I commute to downtown Chicago every day of the week and I see a lot of hard-working business people come and go. Most are wearing regular casual clothes and you wouldn’t think they are the people running meetings, business, and companies. Some people in my office come in wearing jeans, shorts, flip-flops, and regular comfy t-shirts, but they are still professional. It makes me feel comfortable to know that the way you dress doesn’t affect who you are in a professional level, not implying that we should let ourselves go, but it’s nice to be yourself and others accepting you. It is very interesting, and nice to be part of change. Although this is happening, I come to work everyday dressing the “old-fashion” way. I wear my suit pants, “dressy” top, and a casual cardigan/shrug to complete my three-piece “professional” outfit. I feel that this is more appropriate for me since I am in search of a job, I am a recent graduate and I think I should look as professional as can be since my resume is blank in the experience section. But my question now is, since wardrobe is drastically changing, do employers even take appearance into consideration when they are hiring? Maybe I should ask my fellow co-workers here at the office. Nevertheless, I’m loving this change, and I can’t wait to show the world who I am…”rocker” Guadalupe Rocha!



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