Victoria Beckham, former spice girl, now founder and creative director of her own fashion brand is the ultimate career girl. Victoria’s first flagship store opened just under a year ago on London’s Dover Street and with plans to open another in Hong Kong, the brand expansion shows no sign of slowing. With 40 years life experience under her belt, there is plenty we can learn from the success that is, Victoria Beckham. Here are 7 career tips from Victoria Beckham.
#1 Get Experience
In a 2014 interview with Elle VB stated “The best way to advance your career opportunities is to try to get as much experience as you can in the field you want to enter” and she’s right. The more experience you have related to the field you’re interested in, the more desirable of a candidate you are. It’s not a problem if the only experience you can get is voluntary because it shows willing and a genuine interest in the industry.
#2 Stay Positive
VB exudes positive energy. Positive energy keeps you and others around you happy, and also conveys you as a likeable person which is important in any industry.
#3 Be Appreciative
VB isn’t shy about showing her gratitude for everything she has. She’s grateful for her family and how far she’s come, and it most definitely keeps her humble.
#4 Be Organised
Victoria likes being a mum and ensuring that her diary is handled correctly to “a juggling act”. A doting mother of four and founder of the Best Brand 2014 (British Fashion Awards) executes this juggling act perfectly. Although career girls are driven and determined, it’s important to take time out and ensure you’re not neglecting other aspects of your life.
#5 Take Pride in What You Do
“I wouldn’t design anything that I wouldn’t wear or imagine myself wearing”. If you lose interest in something you’re doing, it comes across in your work. The fact that Victoria has to love every piece before selling it demonstrates just how much pride she takes in her collection.
#6 Be Motivated
Empowerment of women is Victoria’s motivation. She wants a woman wearing her collection to feel like the best version of herself, and this comes across in the quality of her brand. When you’re really passionate about something you’re much more likely to work hard and get a better result. Let your passion speak through your work.
#7 Work Hard
Upon turning 40 VB stated “I looked at it and said to myself, I have four incredible children, an incredible husband, a business that’s doing very, very well. I’ve worked hard and achieved a lot. I don’t think I could have achieved much more”. Victoria’s outlook is positive; after all of her hard work she’s exactly where she’s always wanted to be -and what a lovely attitude that must be to have.
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