Is looking stressed and unprofessional taking away your personal power and positive professional impact? Appearing rumpled or haggard downgrades your professional image.
Portraying a harried image – regardless of how well you do your job or how smart you are, places you at risk of damaging your professional reputation, of hitting a wall in your career, of not making the most of your pitch to potential clients. Continue reading
A lack of confidence is holding back women in their careers according to a new survey. Almost 50% of women believe they would be further in their career if they had more self-belief.
In a survey of 2,000 British women – carried out by Head & Shoulders – 92% of respondents admitted to having hang ups, with the most frequent obstacle being anxiety about their appearance.
In today’s image-obsessed society, there’s a lot more pressure on people to look the part, whether they are pitching to a new client, representing the corporate brand or going for a job interview. To survive and thrive in the corporate world, it’s important to project a winning image of confidence, ability and style.
As an employee, you have to think about your messaging – what is your appearance saying about you? Is it saying ‘I take pride in how I dress when going to work and I look impressive?’ Or, ‘I couldn’t really be bothered dressing for work and I don’t look as if I have made any effort?’
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.