Body of Work

Have you ever considered how someone might evaluate your body your work in the jewelry industry? The concept has been applied to a number of professions and addresses the total output of all work. For example, a jewelry designer who has made a living for a number of years and developed a consistent, identifiable design motif that enabled followers to easily recognize their jewelry and stimulate purchases is a vivid example. The term also applies to managers and sales associates who have made extensive contributions directly to their companies and indirectly to the jewelry industry.Consider the jewelry shoppers who have benefited from your professionalism and how customers have learned to better appreciate the value of jewelry. Consider how your contributions as a manager, sales professional, merchandiser, marketer, accountant, etc. have contributed to the retention of jewelry customers. A body of work can also be appreciated for the body of knowledge acquired by jewelry professionals and shared with jewelry stakeholders ranging from employees to suppliers to customers. There are many jewelry business practices that have contributed to the effective managerial operation of a jewelry company. Some individuals have jewelry industry careers that include a variety of positions and experiences. So a body of work can look very diverse.

Take a few minutes and review your own body of work within the jewelry industry. How would you like your body of work in the jewelry industry to be remembered? What contributions have you made that you feel have been most valuable to the jewelry industry? Remember, everyone who makes a living in the jewelry industry has a body of work that represents their contributions.