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.
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.
Up to 26% of how we present ourselves influences our chances of what it takes to get promoted. A recent study by the Centre for Talent Innovation says that being perceived as leadership material is essential to being promoted into leadership roles.