Unless you have a job working at the beach, flip-flops on your feet DO NOT scream hire or promote me. What they do say is “where’s the beach party!” If you want to start moving into the ranks of professionals and start making serious money, you need to take a good hard look at your appearance. It’s a proven fact that dressing for the job you want works. Management will judge you by appearance first then personality second. Yes, people who have sight will most likely judge with their eyes first then with their ears second. Dressing like you care about your work tells a lot about you as an employee. Wearing beach-wear or your pajamas in an office environment, even on “dress down Fridays” will be to your detriment if you are wanting to expand your horizons in the workplace. If you have a job where you wear a uniform, make sure it’s neatly pressed and clean at all times. If you are a construction worker, make sure you can figure out ways to set yourself apart in your appearance such as neat grooming of your hair, face, etc. It’s that simple. Take a look at the CEOs of your company. How are they dressed? If you are trying to move up in your job, they are the people who you are trying to impress! Do what they do.
Ways to Dress for Success on a Budget
Here’s to Your Success
and PS. PLEASE leave the flip-flops by the pool!