Your image at work is important. You can transform your position, responsibilities, and even your title by focusing on being more presentable at work. You can make a change overnight. Follow these easy steps:
Give Yourself an Instant Promotion
Promote yourself in your mind. If you were one or two levels above your current pay grade or position, what would you say, do , wear, and how would you act? Decide to start tomorrow dressing and acting the part of someone 2 levels above your current role. You are going to be surprised that people will start seeing you in a different light (and before you know it, you could even find yourself promoted).
Upgrade Your Accessories
Use a nice pen. Carry a nice briefcase. Jot notes down on a professional note pad. Ensure that you have a nice case for your cell phone. If you carry a purse, stop carrying that ratty old one and select a neat, organized look instead. Wear socks that match (yes, this is important). Buy nice shoes and keep them polished. Invest in a new belt.
Care About Grooming
Take the time to get your hair cut when you need it. Style your hair in a professional way. Pay attention to details for your appearance. It says that you care and it will definitely help improve your image at work.
Your choice of clothing will determine how others view you. It doesn’t have to break the bank, there are secondhand stores that offer amazing selections at great prices. It isn’t a good idea to be real trendy, but more important to wear timeless classics.
Choose Your Words Wisely
Part of being presentable is offering well thought out and well delivered verbal messages. Listen carefully at work. Choose words that are collaborative and that encourage others. Avoid words like all, never, always. Don’t exaggerate. Create accurate and thoughtful communications that depict an attentive you.
It is about focus, not perfection. Begin immediately to be more presentable at work by focusing on these 5 easy tips. I know that you can do it. Start today.
by Bethany Williams