If you want to get on in the workplace it is almost always going to be a necessity to maintain a professional look. There are many ways you can do this. It shouldn’t be an obsession, as that’s bad for your health. But there are some easy ways you can ensure you keep a professional look in the office while still being comfortable. Dressing in a professional way shows you take the job seriously and as such your superiors will take you more seriously. If you’re in a customer facing business looking pro can help with your sales too. You might already practice some of these, but they can help you think of other things you could do to maintain the professional look.
Don’t Wear Battered Shoes
A surefire way to throw aside your professional look is to wear battered shoes or trainers. Either keep them looking good by looking after them or get a new pair. You’ll lose a lot of credibility if you don’t maintain them. Scuffs and rips won’t go far in instilling any confidence in your ability. Make sure you wear the right socks to match too, such as ankle socks or quarter socks. Being professional means you wear the right footwear for the occasion. Don’t wear trainers when you should be wearing shoes. It sounds like a simple observation but the amount of people who don’t do this is crazy. Keep then clean and appropriate. It’s a simple step to take that will go a long way.
Make Sure Your Hair Looks Kept
Wash it the day before or in the morning. That way when you apply your styling product it’ll look a lot better. The styling product makes a big difference too. A quality one will leave your hair looking like its been styled in the hairdressers. Cheap will leave it looking like you’ve been out and caught in the rain. Get the right one. Good hygiene is great in general, but keeping dandruff out of your hair is a must. Well kept hair reflects well on how you carry yourself in your person. It’s so easy to do too, it’s an easy win. Keep it from being greasy at least and you’ll put forward a better picture of yourself right away.
A Watch Can Add That Bit Of Style
A watch is synonymous with that professional look. Is it needed? No. But it does add that classical style which is valued by so many. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a Tag Heuer or Rolex. There are many cheaper watches out there which look just as good. It isn’t hard. Accessories can really make up an outfit if used correctly. A watch also shows people, in an offset way, that you’re good at keeping time and respect punctuality. Back in the day, if you didn’t have a watch it was hard to know the time. Now of course a quick check of a smartphone does that, but the connotations of wearing a watch still remain. Something you could take advantage of.
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