Dress to Impress: How to Dress the Part at Work This Summer

“Look good, feel good, do good.” – Michelle Hlavach. Those wise words my mom tells me every so often apply directly to work wardrobes. Nowadays, there are different dress codes depending on work location, but one thing remains the same: a professional appearance is a must in the office. On top of that, it’s finally summer! The rising temperate will surely send those dark shirts, itchy cardigans…

How to Dress to Impress for Your Job Interview

Many things go into a great first impression, and your wardrobe certainly plays a large part! According to Forbes, you have seven seconds to nail your first impression, so what will your interview outfit say about you? Here are some tips to help ensure it says only positive things about your professionalism: Never Underestimate the Power of a Suit A suit is great addition to a job seeker’s…

How to Dress to Impress in the Business World

A smile and a firm handshake are two “must-haves” when making a good first impression in the business world, but many forget another key component – your attire. Whether you’re a job seeker wanting to look sharp for an upcoming interview, or a new employee hoping to start off on the right foot, you can use the way you dress to convey a level of professionalism. Follow these tips to dress to…

Does Dressing to Impress Really Equal Interview Success?

Does it really matter if the sleeves of your suit don't fit quite right?  Yes, it does.  Does it truly make a difference if you didn't have time to press the last wrinkles from your shirt?  Yes, it does.  And does it matter if your cologne is a tad on the pungent side?  Yes, even that does matter when it comes to pulling off a successful interview.  You may be thinking, "What does any of this…

Tips for Making a Good First Impression as a Leader

Making a first impression can be a daunting task as a leader. Whether you’ve just been promoted, hired a new employee or you were appointed the head of an initiative, you will want to get started off on the right foot and earn the respect of your team. Follow these tips to help make a good first impression as a leader: Watch Verbal and Nonverbal Communication The way you communicate, both with…

First Day on the Job: Nailing that First Impression

We all know that first impressions are crucial to success in the process of launching your career.  But if you thought that first impression stress would be alleviated after your interview, you thought wrong.  After nailing an interview and landing the job, your REAL first impression of who you are as a business person and how you will adapt to a company's professional structure and culture…

The Art of the Perfect First Impression

It is commonly suggested that an employer will make a firm hiring decision based on their judgment of your character in the first 20 to 30 seconds of meeting you, and we’re here to tell you that it’s no rumor, it's the TRUTH! We know, that’s a lot of pressure! Before you wave your white flag and surrender to those nasty feelings of unfathomable stress and "Now I'll NEVER get hired," relax!  The…

The Lowdown on “Dressing for the Job You Want”

For the majority of employees, it is their goal to excel in their position, and advance to that next level of the corporate ladder.  We are constantly searching for ways to impress our managers, to perfect our projects, and to attain the big "P"-- Promotion.  So in this quest, how big of a role do the clothes you wear play?  You've likely heard the saying "Dress for the job you want," implying…

9 Ways to Fight the Winter Blues at Work

At this point in the winter season, the holiday cheer has passed and left us with cold weather, long commutes, busy schedules and a pining for summer days. It’s nearly impossible to focus on quality work in the deep depths of a cold winter. According to Psychology Today, an estimated 10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (also called SAD), which is a form of depression…

Company Outing Etiquette

The sun is shining; the weather is hot, and company outing season is in full swing! Events outside of work are a great way to bond with coworkers and have some fun outside of the office. However, there are certain points to remember that will prevent unwanted disasters and keep your career in good graces. Here are a few etiquette rules to follow: Don’t Be a Trouble Maker Depending on the venue of…