Your Professional Image

Research shows that we make judgements about people’s character, professionalism, socio-economic status etc within about seven seconds of meeting. Once we’ve formed that initial opinion it tends to stick as we subconsciously seek evidence to support it. Therefore it’s vitally important to make a positive first impression. Get it wrong and we give ourselves multiple hurdles to c...
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Personal Branding For Professional Success

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Before I trained as an image consultant, I spent more years than I care to remember in a corporate environment. I worked in recruitment, sales and channel management so I know how important the way we present ourselves can be to our professional success. Rightly or wrongly, people form opinions about our character, professionalism, socio-economic status and authority based on w...
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Why What We Wear Matters

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According to most researchers, people make decisions and judgements about us within  7 seconds of meeting.  Their subsequent interactions with us are very much influenced  by their first impression of us. A positive first impression stores up a lot of goodwill, whereas a negative one is difficult to recover from. Therefore, whether  it’s a first date or an interview, the messag...
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What is Smart Casual Business Wear?

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In a working environment what you choose to wear will reflect your attitudes to work  and forms part of your personal brand. Work colleagues, particularly new ones, will make instant assumptions about you based on what you are wearing. This might seem scary but, you really only have 30 seconds to make a lasting impression and if it’s your first day in a new office you want it t...
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