In today’s competitive global society and job market, it’s more important than ever to focus on your image! If you’re not taking your professional appearance seriously, it just might be stopping you from getting ahead. Worried this could be the case? Read on, my friend – I wrote this just for you!
As soon as you walk into a room and before you even say a word, the first thing people see is your appearance. Your professional appearance makes up 75% of your first impression, and within 5-7 seconds, people are making assumptions about everything under the sun. They’re determining your level of education, where you might be professionally, your social habits, and more. Just think about it: what goes through your mind the first time you see someone?
Real talk: 70-80% of our bodies are covered by clothing at any given point in time. And therefore, we need to control the narrative by taking our professional appearance seriously. Trust me – it matters! Take it from me: as a little girl growing up in Oakland, I had big dreams. But not many people in my immediate environment were the businesswomen that I dreamed of growing up to be. So I started looking for inspiration everywhere! I was always asking myself, “what do the women I admire and desire to become look like?” As an unpaid fashion intern, I was always taking notes… and when I showed up for my first corporate fashion job out of college I made damn sure I “looked the part”. I’m proud to say that I was hand-picked to travel on international development teams within 6 months, and I haven’t looked back since.
My friend, you never know who’s watching. You never know who’s going to give you that amazing opportunity. Therefore, you need to take your professional appearance seriously so you can “Level Up How You Show Up”. Your professional appearance is your visual business card that you are showing to the world.
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