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Does Your Job Fit You?

By: Sharona Schweitzer
Posted: October 17, 2008, from the November 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Seek a location that uses and retails the line you love and believe in. Many places offer commission on retail sales. It is only natural for you to recommend products to your clients that you sincerely respect.

Management and staff

Have you ever gone on an interview to find that the interviewer is a person you would not hire if the roles were reversed? If the management and other team members do not uphold the professional standards you strive for, then this is not a good fit for you. If you hear profanity or slang terminology that you or you feel your clients would find offensive, look elsewhere.

Did the receptionist greet you quickly and in a friendly manner? Observe that individual on the phone—sound friendly and knowledgeable? If not, that person can chase away clients you never even get the chance to impress.

Don’t forget to diversify

Remember that even if you only get part-time work at a physician’s office, you can always work a couple of days at a salon or spa providing waxing services. Don’t be afraid to diversify and maintain multiple streams of revenue for yourself. Perhaps you are great at makeup and can supplement your income doing makeup services at a spa. If all of these items are in place, you are much more likely to enjoy your career.