Do these clothes make me look like I know what I’m doing?
Are they sending the message “I am experienced and have powerful input to offer?”
Are they boosting future career promotions because you look like the picture of a leader? Like you’re a serious professional?
If you aren’t sure of the answers to these questions, it’s time to ask someone you trust to answer truthfully. If you are being overlooked, dismissed, or unrecognized, it’s up to YOU to put some thought into this. And if your strategy is to go to the mall and ask a sales person, guess what will happen? This about a career strategy - a plan for personal success.
Obviously, our business cultures vary widely, but if you’ve been around awhile you know essentially what yours IS. And you realize by now that if you want to rise within your field or aspire to a board position, that image of exquisite professionalism is what will separate you from other candidates. And that image MUST appear across all social medias, your professional business ‘headshot’ must look like you're dressed for your role, look up-to-date and reflect your aspirations. There are TOO MANY tragic, thoughtless, career-ending photos on the internet. Don’t let this be you, please. There are good options for business wear available – they’re just not at the local mall. That’s why you need to call me and let’s plan, we’ve got to order them.
Our world functions on image today – photo and video rule. Plus we know people remember 80% of what they see, 20% of what they read, and 10% of what they hear. If someone can’t instantly determine your role and how you fit in, you’re losing ground you may never be able to make-up. An MIT report found the human brain can process concepts in as little as 13 milliseconds. And that first image is likely the one that will be burned into their memory.
So are YOU going to be the smart business women that understands and accepts that dressing well gives you that tiny edge that may just be the defining advantage that helps you rise to the top? Because if you aren’t, someone else is. Now’s your chance – this year’s your chance. Please don’t lose any opportunity – we need all the women we can get into upper management.
If you would like help, I’m here for you. There are garments out there for every shape, every style, and every business culture. Let me help you advance your career – nothing would make me happier! 832.707.9339