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How do you dress for work?

I gave a talk to my networking group recently about how we dress for work and how important those first impressions are. Do you ever worry about what to wear for work, and whether you look professional?

Did you know that first impressions are made up of 55% on our appearance and physiology, whereas only 7% is on what is said? Interesting isn’t it?

So, whether you are an employer, employed, or going for an interview, what you choose to wear can make such a difference.

A great place to start is to look at the colours you are wearing - colour plays such an important part in our lives, and it can make such a difference to not only how we feel, but how other people see us.

Red, for instance, can be regarded as an aggressive colour, and wearing some red is great for that difficult conversation you may have to have, but, you don’t have to wear red from top to toe - ( a friend of mine, doesn’t wear red, so when she has a tricky conversation to do, she wears red knickers!) maybe though, just keep a red pen in view, or have a piece of red ribbon in your pocket.

Conversely, blue is a calming colour, and by wearing blue, you appear professional and trustworthy.

Manufacturers of our favourite products have chosen their brand colours very carefully, as we do when we are making leaflets, websites and business cards. But, do you take the same care when you are thinking about your outfit?

Wearing the colours that work for you, can make such a difference to how you feel and how others see you…in work and play! If you would like to learn more about colours, and the colours that can really work for you, then get in touch.

Remember - dress for the job you want, not for the one you have!

If you would like any help creating the very best version of yourself for work, an interview or promotion, then please get in touch for a free informal chat

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