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Dress for the Job you Want

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What you wear at work tells others how you feel about your job. If you look like a slob, it yells, I DON’T CARE, DON’T PROMOTE OR HIRE ME!   If you want to be a manager, you need to start looking like one ASAP! Take a good look at the people whose job you want.  How are they dressing?   If you work in a professional office environment and all of the management staff is wearing business suits, then you should be wearing a business suit every single day if your job permits. If you have a type of job that is labor intensive, then dress as professionally as you can.

When you dress the part, you feel the part.  It’s very true that dressing professionally changes your attitude.  When we get home from work we typically want to instantly relax and the first thing we do is change into our comfy clothes.  The opposite is true when we put on that sharp business attire!  We fell like we can conquer the world!  Also, people will take notice and think immediately that you must be a person of knowledge and power!

EXAMPLE

A number of surveys of patients show they “overwhelmingly” prefer their physicians to wear white coats.  Patients seem to have more trust in and comfort with physicians who wear the coat.  For many patients it is still a symbol of professionalism and good care and it helps them identify the physician. It’s the same in the workplace.  Dress for the part you want and you just might have a leg-up in getting it!

Here is an awesome article that goes into even more detail on how to  DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT!

How to Dress Professionally on Little Money!

You don’t have to be rich to look rich.  You just need to change your attitude a little. Here are a few proven tips on finding your professional wardrobe.

1.  THRIFT STORES OR CONSIGNMENT SHOPS.   If you have expensive taste but only have a few bucks in your wallet you can find some awesome deals at thrift stores.  You will be surprised by the expensive suits, dresses, pants and other items that some rich person wore once or twice then donated or put on consignment.  You might find a $500.00 suite for $10.00 or less!   If sizing is a problem, just keep shopping.   The deals and sizes are out there, just don’t give up.

2.  YOUR CLOSET.   Women typically have stuff already in their closet that they can pull together and add too.  Men have more trouble in this area and may have to start from scratch.  See how many nice slacks, skirts or blazers that you can build upon then go shopping to add to the ensemble.   A tie, necklace, or scarf will really dress up any outfit.  Head to the dollar store and the good ole thrift store for any and all accessories!  You can find some really nice accessories for cheap cheap cheap!
3.  SALES RACK.  If you are hard to fit and aren’t having any luck at the above mentioned places, head to the department stores when they have  huge clearance sales.  Clothes are marked up considerably.  When these stores have their sales, they are marked down considerably.  Also, most of these closes that aren’t sold end up in the thrift stores!  You just might find a designer suit with the tags still attached for $5.00!

Take the Rocket Rosie Challenge:

With only $20.00 and see if you can put together a professional attire!  We Dare You!   If you do, post your success stories in the comments. We want to see how you did!
Check out this blog by Cheap Frills and you can see just exactly what can be purchased for $1.00!  You will be shocked!!!!

Lose the Flip Flops

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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!

Rosie