Increase your chance to get that promotion by improving your professional look.
The famous quote says do not judge the book by it's cover but sadly whether we like it or not we are judged by our physical appearance first before our personality.
Image sells! Before you can sell anything...You have to sell yourself first.
In Psychology it only takes a tenth of a second (yes 1/10th) for a person to have a first impression on you based on your facial expression. - How Many Seconds to a First Impression? by Eric Wargo
Even the famous actress Lindsay Lohann was literally judged by one of her court judges based on her appearance. In the past when Lindsay went to court in jean shorts, flannel, hooker heels, cleavage tops and crazy makeup she was penalized again and again by one exasperated judge after another but-- when she went to court dressed conservatively in long pants and a lovely blue cardigan sweater set she earned the praise of Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner who told her “Just keep doing what you’re doing, you appear to be doing it well.”
Even the famous internet marketer Neil Patel has tried, tested and proven how dressing up is literally an investment and has a direct effect on your income. In his Article Titled "How Spending $162,301.42 on Clothes Made Me $692,500" He enumerated how dressing properly have given people an impression that he was successful thus it increased the chances that the clients he met up with wanted to be associated with him.
For many employees especially for Fresh Graduates it is inevitable that we have to start from the bottom of the food chain before we finally climb up the corporate ladder. Many believe that hard work matters, and it does but it isn't all there is to it.
Aside from working hard we need to dress for who we want to be. "We tend to bind up our identities in our clothes" ("Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life" by George Brescia).
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For my very first blog, I would like to share this recent article written by Ms. Maridol Bismark , where she interviewed me for Yahoo SHE.
Here is the link to the article : http://ph.she.yahoo.com/to-get-promoted--dress-the-part-160753811.html
Delby is an Internationally Certified Image Consultant and an Award Winning Fashion Designer.