If the thought of “I should dress better for work” comes across your mind often, then this is for you! In fact, let’s make 2021 the year of dressing for the job you want, not the job you have. Honestly, you can never be the boss or even your own boss if you don’t carry yourself as such inside and out.
I’ve said time and time again, a person’s wardrobe reveals a lot about them especially considering it only takes a human an average of 7 seconds to form a first impression of you! So allow me to give you 5 impactful steps to up-level and manage your professional image to get that raise or promotion you know you deserve!
STEP ONE – DRESS FOR THE JOB
When getting dressed in the morning, always ask yourself the following three questions:
Where am I going?
Who am I going to see?
What kind of impression do I need to make to get the job done?
STEP TWO – COMMUNICATE WITH RESPECT
Success in business is all about building strong professional relationships. Remember to smile, make eye contact and lean in for engagement.
STEP THREE – CONTROL YOUR BODY LANGUAGE
Professionals must always be mindful of their body language while communicating to ensure they are appropriate and respectful. Monitor your natural responses and the emotions of others.
STEP FOUR – ALWAYS BE ON TIME
Everyone’s time is valuable, so treat it as such. Being professional, means being on time ALWAYS. No excuses!
STEP FIVE – BE YOURSELF
YOU are your biggest asset! You will always have a higher sense of confidence when you show up representing your best self, ready to share your unique talents with the world.
Are you feeling ready to dress better for work? Now, if your wardrobe and personal style is something you’ve been struggling with, don’t hesitate to take the Get Your Style Back Quiz by clicking here!