The answer is YES. The end.
LOL. I kid you not, I have heard of stories of ladies wearing party dresses to the office and thinking it’s OK. I truly think that this has more to do with a lack of experience. I mean you just graduated from college, this is your first job, you want to look good, your friends tell you, you look awesome in that dress, so why not wear it to work? Yeah, I understand. You want to look good, you want to look stylish, you want to be able to transition your outfit from day to night. However it all has to be appropriate. Here are 3 reasons it is important to dress appropriately for work.
1. You want to be taken seriously
You want to appear competent and smart. One of the best ways to do that before they even hear you speak, is through your personal presentation and what you’re wearing plays a huge role in that.
2. You want to stay under the radar
It’s a tough economy. The job market is unstable. Your employer needs to cut people. “Does that new girl who always dresses like she’s going to a party add any value other than looking too good? Let’s put her on the chopping board”. It sounds shallow but from what I hear, that’s how it works. You want to be associated with value for the right reasons. This brings me to my next point.
3. But you want to shine when necessary
It’s a tough economy. The job market is unstable. Your employer needs to cut people. “Does that new girl who always dresses like she’s next in line for CEO, add any value? “.
” Yeah actually, last I heard, she helped us keep a client account because the client was so impressed with her abilities.”
“Great! Let’s keep her.”
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