Five Tips to Renovate Your Wardrobe

September 17, 2012  |   Advice for Students,Blogs,Business Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

Five Tips to Renovate Your Wardrobe September is a time of transition for many of us.  We transition from Summer to Fall as well as vacation-mode to work-mode. It is also a time when we transition our wardrobe. Gone are the days of Summer and our ability to wear lighter fabrics and shorter sleeves.  This wardrobe transition can be a challenge.  Do you ever find yourself in a position where you feel you have “nothing to wear” despite a closet bursting with garments?  September is the perfect time to make a clean-sweep of your wardrobe, create space, and build your dream wardrobe keeping in mind your personality, social life, work dress code, and career goals.  Here are five tips to help you do so: 1.  Set Aside Time This process may take a while, so set aside the appropriate amount of time to complete it.  Also, ensure you have the “tools” you will need along the way such as a full-length mirror, garbage bags, storage bags/boxes, a marker, and hangers.  Speaking of hangars - get rid of all of your wire hangers and use wooden or plastic ones as they will not destroy your clothing. 2.  Review Your Wardrobe Rather than ...

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Taking Charge of Your Professional Image

September 03, 2012  |   Advice for Students,Blogs,Business Etiquette   |     |   0 Comment

Taking Charge of Your Professional Image Your professional image is comprised of many components.  It includes your appearance such as grooming, hair, makeup, wardrobe and colours that best suit you.  It includes how you behave such as your manners, etiquette, protocol, civility, people skills, networking skills, and stress management skills.  It also includes your communication skills such as the words you use, your diction, quality of your voice, facial expressions, and body language. So much of what you do, what you say and how you look contributes to the overall impression you make upon others.  Your professional image influences the way you are labeled by others based on their perceptions of you.  Like it or not, perception matters. Are you aware of what your professional image is conveying and how others are perceiving you?  What do you stand for?  What do you represent?  How do you wish to be perceived by your colleagues, clients, prospects or community?  What impression are you leaving? The way you package yourself sends a message about you, your skills, and your organization. It takes only five seconds to form a first impression, and more than half of that first impression is based on appearance. In ...

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