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5 Reasons To Dress Well Up For Work
Do you have problems deciding what to wear before you head to work?
Getting out from the shell
I am no fashionista whether in office, parties or grocery shopping. I was a homemaker for the past 10 years of my life until my kids were grown up, self-independent that I decided to hunt for a 9 to 5 office job to supplement my side income.
I got in touch with my sister-in-law who had been working in office and meeting customers out of the office for the past 30 years of her life.
She had been working her way up from a general clerk to a sales manager and she said that it is essential to dress to kill for office wear and meetings.
Time to buy new outfits?
This applies to both employees and sole proprietors of own business. It is about time to revamp your appearance, cast away your old fashion clothes that brings out your nerdy outlook.
Although you may have to swipe your credit card for pricey office wear, you will gain more benefits in your job in long term run.
However, do not spend lavishly on expensive clothes especially branded wears and latest arrival ones. Hit the road to shopping centres, boutiques when there is a grand sale, discounts or big offers on special occasions.
This is the best time to buy office wears at reduced price. Save money and save time.
Why do you need to dress well for success?
When you are attending a business meeting or company close meeting, it is essential to dress well to impress your seniors and boss to agree to your proposal.
Asking for a raise, job promotion, job hunting and project proposal, you need to give your seniors and boss the sufficient reasons , evidence to proof your capabilities and your dress code as the complimentary subject.
Dressing well also signifies that you are serious on your words and a responsible employee to the company you had work for.
2. Show who is the boss:
If you own a business, whether a small corporate or a retail shop, your dress code shows your employees and customers who is the REAL boss in the premises.
For companies, you may need to attend various meetings on the first day of the week or emergency meetings when urgent matters crops up.
Your dressing gives your employees full of confidence to resolve matters quickly under your leadership.
In addition, the air of authority tells them not to take office matters seriously when you are around.
3. Positive image:
Before meeting prospective customers in or outside your office, it is essential o dress well as you represent your company ( as employee or boss ), embed a positive image and good impression during first time meeting.
Your customer will feel confident and accept your proposal as they know they could put their trust in you without any worries
4. Professional Image:
You know, sometimes dressing well could trick your customers to think that you are a professional sales representative with good knowledge of the product you are retailing to your prospective customer.
You don’t have to know everything from top to bottom of your company’s products.
Push those common and hot items would be easier for you to close the deal. Not all customers know what they had bought.
Sweet talk sales with professional image could close a deal quickly than you imagine.
A simple long sleeve shirt with a matching tie and branded watch are sufficient.
If you could add in a blazer, this would add in a professional image but sometimes may add in a little burden to your customer.
You may scare him off instead.
5. Bank Loans:
If you are seeking a bank loan to tide down your financial problems, business loans, housing loans or car loans, you need to dress well and prepare all the required documentation to meet the bank officer.
Same goes to meeting a prospective business investor, who will judge on your appearance, how solid is your business plan and your personality.
Nobody is willingly to invest his money to a shabby looking partner that had failed in impressing the investor at first sight.
In this trendy marketing world, in order to survive regardless of your status, it is essential to dress well to leave long lasting good impression to your customers , investors and officers whom you needed their help or approval.
These people always judge your credibility from the outlook at first sight before talking to you.
It is best to check your wardrobe once in a while. On weekends, spend some time looking at your week days attire. Dress up, look at the mirror, ask your siblings or friends for some tips or advice.
Do I look nerdy?
I am flashing too much skin?
Do I look handsome / pretty?
Do I have to wear some clothes accessories to match this clothes?
Can I borrow your clothes to match mine?
Do I look like a cheapskate?
Do I look like a swindler?
Would you buy my product if I approach you?
Sometimes, additional new clothes accessories such as a tie, couplings, shoes, necklaces, earrings could do the trick.
Why you need to dress well for success?
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