Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

We’ve heard this so many times and yet, it is not something we think about on a day to day basis. However, presenting yourself successfully for the job you have is so much more than the clothes you wear. I believe it is also a mind-set in how you feel about yourself and your competencies.  No matter what your skills or experience is, don’t let your personal image ruin your chances to make the best possible impression no matter what the occasion.

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Donate a bag – give a child an education

It is said that we wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time! That means that we have an awful lot of clothes in our wardrobes which rarely see the light of day.  My experience in working with clients in wardrobe weeding sessions that this is true and it also applies to accessories! In particular, I find that women often have lots of handbags and belts that they rarely if ever use.  Perhaps they bought on impulse, were given a gift of a ‘good’ bag or simply the bag is the wrong shape, wrong colour, too big/small etc! 

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Compliments – giving and receiving!

What is it about us that makes accepting a compliment so uneasy? Or sometimes, just downright difficult?! Is it an Irish thing? Is it an age thing?  When someone says to us ‘You look great’ we immediately deflect the attention by brushing it off and saying ‘I got this in a sale for half nothing’ or ‘you must need new glasses’ or ‘no, I really do look awful’!  We do it all the time!  Why?

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LOOK THE BUSINESS – EVERY DAY!

  • It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, and so the “picture” you first present says much about you.  Have you ever worried that your image is not doing you justice?
  • Ever wondered how the colours you wear impact on your first impression?
  • Have you a wardrobe full of clothes and still find yourself saying ‘I’ve nothing to wear’!

 

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, then you cannot miss this 4 week course designed to bring your image to new heights!

A uniquely designed course to help you discover how you dress impacts on what salary you earn; what position you hold; what fees you can generate!

And, after all that you will walk with greater confidence and convince people of your worth!

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Be Smart, Look Smart for Career Success

Before you even think about updating your wardrobe, you need to update your mind-set.   Given that we spend more than a third of our lives at the office, it’s incredible that we often succumb to any old outfit to wear to work? And yet too often we’re happy to have a blow-out on a party dress that, when you consider its cost-per-wear ratio, makes no sense at all.

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How To Dress between the Seasons

Spring/Summer fashions are urging us to move away from winter clothes but the recent cold weather is making it difficult to make the wardrobe transition. Dressing between seasons presents a few challenges, particularly from winter to spring as we are longing to wear more colour and shed a few layers.

The film and TV world seem to be dealing with this by wearing a great deal of black and white, which is terribly uninspiring. Monochrome is one of the key trends for Spring Summer 2013, but our wardrobes need a bit of a boost!

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Take your career to new heights through effective communication and a strong personal brand!

I am delighted to be joining forces with communications expert Orlaith Carmody www.orlaithcarmody.com  to offer a workshop for executive women on career development and personal branding.

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