Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

She first states, "I would like to address the cost of professional attire and the cost associated with keeping up physical appearance. Casual Power is the most informative book I have ever read on professional image/dress and casual attire. Sheila had perfect timing. I was just focusing on Professional Business Image within the Blog this week and last when she wrote us asking several good questions and ones I know enter the minds of many admins.

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Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

She first states, "I would like to address the cost of professional attire and the cost associated with keeping up physical appearance. Casual Power is the most informative book I have ever read on professional image/dress and casual attire. Sheila had perfect timing. I was just focusing on Professional Business Image within the Blog this week and last when she wrote us asking several good questions and ones I know enter the minds of many admins.

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Interview Attire Dilemmas (Again)

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

However, knowing that most people would rather work for someone they like that they have things in common with that is a pretty good employee versus someone stellar and they like less, I should probably tone down the corporate attire and let my resume (hopefully) speak for itself. A long time ago I blogged about what to wear since I was interviewing for non-corporate roles or companies. As of late, I’ve been headhunted a lot and am running across the same dilemma.

Interview Attire For Hollywood & Other Non-Traditional Jobs

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

My dad brought up an interesting point about attire. I had to find something that was fashionable, yet appropriate office attire. The only pieces that weren't part of my daily attire were the Tiffany ring and the diamond cocktail ring. admin attire career advice clothing dress code executive assistant hollywood insider tip interview outfit tipsFor my entire career I've been dressing up the same way for a job interview in Hollywood.

Answering Reader Mail: 7 Tips on Attire, Scheduling & Etiquette

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Now that I think about it, when I was interviewed by the other assistant, they were wearing athletic attire and I was wearing a suit! “Hello – I feel like I found my life vest now that I found your blog. I had 11 years as an Administrative Secretary to an IT Director at my local municipality. It was good at my job because the tech stuff came easy and I became the “go to” girl in the village. I left employment there when a union was successful in organizing the clerical staff.

Cringe-Worthy Video of an Employee Forgetting to Mute Herself on Conference Call Has the Internet Crying: 'I Would Just Quit and Move to Another State'

Entrepreneur.com

TikTok user Alex Ceberio (@alllyvert) was mocking her work-from-home attire when she realized she was not, in fact, on mute. News and Trends

What to Wear in The Office

Small Business CEO

Management business attireWhen you work in an office, what you wear is important. The way you look has a significant impact on how you are perceived. So, it is something you need to pay attention to. You want to look professional without ending up dressing in an old-fashioned or frumpy way.

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Guest Post: Simple Green Office Practices

Eco-Office Gals

Green Office Attire. Tags: Green Business Green Tips carbon footprint Clean eco-friendly environment going green going paperless Kitty Holman office attire office supplies organic cotton preservation of the environment recycle recycled office supplies transportation As recent headlines suggest, going green in the workplace is a steadily growing trend. There are even awards for companies that can do it the best.

2010 169

Just Wear a Potato Sack -- With a Really Cute Belt

On The Job

That brings me to the next fashion fuss: "Sex And the City" attire as featured in the new movie is possibly prompting women to wear provocative clothes to work as a way of getting ahead. Tags: controversy Sex and the City dunkin donuts scarf Rachael Ray work attire workplace clothes appropriate at work For many people, it's always been tough deciding what to wear to work.

2008 100

Dishing About Casual Work Wear

On The Job

Diane Danielson over at the Women's Dish Network, has, in her words, been "mouthing off" about the sad state of attire in the workplace today. Tags: casual dress work attire Seems she told CareerBuilder that she didn't care for it (OK, it totally "pissed her off") when a job applicant showed up wearing a frayed denim skirt. Danielson's reaction: she sent the girl packing, with nary a question asked.

2007 100

Does Clothing at Work and Employee Productivity?

Small Business CEO

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of classic mens business suits or more casual and easygoing attire. Attire impacts productivity. Attire can often influence peoples’ alertness levels. The clothing you wear at work may have an impact on your daily productivity levels. If you want to do well on the job, you have to plan your outfits out in a meticulous and careful manner. Failing to do so can often lead to results that are less than desirable.

Administrative/Clerical: Cheap Ways to Look Good for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

Not all administrative assistants are required to dress in business attire at work. The article compares the cost of business attire from upscale department stores such as Nordstrom to the cost of business attire at mass-market retailers, such as Kohl''s—and there''s a vast price difference. Crew, and Nordstrom, it doesn''t mean that Kohl''s is the only store with good deals on business attire.

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Administrative/Clerical: Cheap Ways to Look Good for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

Not all administrative assistants are required to dress in business attire at work. The article compares the cost of business attire from upscale department stores such as Nordstrom to the cost of business attire at mass-market retailers, such as Kohl’s—and there’s a vast price difference. Crew, and Nordstrom, it doesn’t mean that Kohl’s is the only store with good deals on business attire.

2013 136

Why Your LinkedIn Photo Sucks

On The Job

A recent analysis of 2,000 LinkedIn photos from a variety of industries by JDP, a risk mitigation company, finds that those in real estate, human resources, marketing and sales get the highest marks when it comes to framing, lighting, resolution, attire, facial expression and photo origins (selfie, cropped from a group, professionally shot, etc.) Business casual attire.

2018 100

Do Uniforms Have a Place in Modern Business?

Small Business CEO

According to data collected last year, only 10% of people wear a suit to work , with 70% opting for casual attire over formal workwear. The modern workplace is adaptive. It changes with the ebb and flow of trending ideas and new-age thinking. With those changes can come unexpected movement, such as the demise of the uniform. But should businesses really be considering doing away with this age-old concept?

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Ensure your clothes work for you!

Practically Perfect PA

There should be no step change in your work attire during the week. “No-one will champion you or your career if you don’t.”. Karren Brady. To really start championing your career you have to ensure your clothes work with you, rather than against you. Clothing covers 90% of your body so make what you wear count! Here are The Wardrobe Angel’s Top Five Tips to get your wardrobe going in the right direction: Personalise the Dress Code.

Executive Assistants: Starting With a New Client? Our Tips for Success

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As for attire, keep it business casual and take their lead on dress code. (We As an executive assistant, starting with a new client is exciting! It’s also a time of finding your way – every client is different and you must figure out what makes your new client tick.

5 Quick Tips About Welding Helmets

Small Business CEO

Professional welders deal in such hazardous environment that they can’t afford to overlook their safety protocol and that includes their attire and gears. One can never be too safe, especially when your work demands handling dangerous equipment. The welders not only have to protect themselves from the heat and sparks but also the UV radiation and infrared light that can affect your eyes and even cause permanent blindness.

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The Culinary Tastemaker – 10 Tips For Effective Hospitality Management

Small Business CEO

While it’s obvious that your personal presentation matters, it’s even more important that your business is well attired and stocked with supplies. Whether you’re new to the business of hospitality management, or looking to improve and develop your rapport with staff and customers, there may be factors you’re overlooking or unsure of approaching.

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Exude Confidence: Image is Perception

Office Dynamics

Your choices of dress-down attire reflect directly your respect for your workplace, your career goals, and your level of overall professionalism. Females are easily disempowered by excessively casual attire in the workplace. · It’s a fact! · In 30 seconds, people form all types of impressions about you based almost entirely on what they see – your clothes, hairstyle, carriage, smile, and the rest of your nonverbal communication. Quick impressions can be lasting ones.

Exude Confidence: Image is Perception

Office Dynamics

Your choices of dress-down attire reflect directly your respect for your workplace, your career goals, and your level of overall professionalism. Females are easily disempowered by excessively casual attire in the workplace. · It’s a fact! · In 30 seconds, people form all types of impressions about you based almost entirely on what they see – your clothes, hairstyle, carriage, smile, and the rest of your nonverbal communication. Quick impressions can be lasting ones.

Barbie Then and Now

Loosely Speaking

Our approach was “Dual Survivor Barbie,” and our dolls (attired in those 52-year-old outfits) built a tent, went canoeing, went swimming, put up a teepee, built a fire, roasted a duck, and made friends with a sheep and a rhinoceros. Does Barbie have ANY place in the life of a modern, grown up woman? I know that when I got MY Barbie in 1960, I didn’t see her as an unrealistic role model for myself in the future.

2012 109

Levi’s New Waste

Eco-Office Gals

Maybe this will inspire other fashion companies to follow suit (perhaps maybe even bridal attire shops like David’s Bridal or WeddingtonWay’s junior bridesmaids dresses ). If you love wearing jeans, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a pair of Levi’s hanging somewhere in your closet (if you don’t have a pair of them on right now). After 160 years, it’s a company that has mastered the way jeans fit for men, women and even children.

2013 148

A Green Life is a Good Life

Eco-Office Gals

From sneakers to work attire to fun sandals, eco-friendly styles have your feet covered. Do you strive for a green lifestyle? It can sometimes be a struggle to keep with the latest green trends as you live your busy life. However, you might be surprised to learn how changing small facets of your everyday life can add up to big changes for preserving the planet. Making Your House a Green House. Thinking about ways to save the planet can sure keep you up at night.

2012 159

Self-Improvement: Spruce Up Your Appearance

Office Dynamics

If you upgrade your casual attire, you will be viewed as a “leader” among your peers. When we wear attire that is more in line with today’s trends (but not overly trendy), we give the impression that we are up on what is going on in the world. Welcome to the last Monday of September! When was the last time you changed your hair style? Color? What about your eyewear—is it modern and attractive for your face shape?

2013 109

Eco Friendly Fashion for the Green Business Woman

Eco-Office Gals

So, if you have a couple of friends who would like some tips on how to be more fabulous and “green” with their attire, how about sending them a link to this article instead? You’re the one that always gets complemented on your outfit. You’re also the one who everyone asks, “Where did you get that blouse?” ” or “How much did you pay for that suit?”

2012 141

Dressing Greener for the Office Part II

Eco-Office Gals

The high street is moving in the right direction which means eco-friendly office attire is becoming more readily available and affordable. Living a greener life is becoming progressively more important and something that thankfully, more people are gradually becoming aware of. Eco-Office Gals previous post on dressing greener for the office is something that needs to be read and a great first point of call when adopting a greener wardrobe.

2012 142

51 Entrepreneurs Provide Advice On Business Dress Codes

Small Business CEO

“Why Your Business Needs a Dress Code” is a compilation of 51 different entrepreneurs offering their opinions on acceptable attire for business. The other day while browsing through some new articles on BizSugar , I came across a submission about dress codes for your business. I followed the link to the original article posted at The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur blog. I expected to see just a standard written article on the subject but got way more than I expected.

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Because we checked the weather before they left the UK, they had the appropriate business attire and didn’t feel uncomfortable. With Assist Travel coming up in September in London I wanted to share one of our most popular blogs with you – The Ultimate Travel Itinerary. I will be presenting on this very topic at the conference. I hope to see you there… remember it is free to attend for all Practically Perfect PA readers! .

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The Ritz, London

Practically Perfect PA

Thankfully our attire passed the grade, helped greatly with the forewarning of the dinner invitation being accompanied by a note about the strict dress code. They say you should never meet your heroes. To meet them is to make them mortal, to remove the glean, to open yourself up for a cold shower and a dose of reality. The Ritz. A giant in the world of hotels. A legend in the business of service. A statement in design.

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Guest Posting 101: 5 Things Every Guest Poster Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

If you expect to submit a blog on appropriate office attire to a blog like mine that is all about non-traditional offices not only will your post be rejected, it will be obvious you haven’t even read the blog you want to be published on. A quick shout out to my awesome Biz Buddy Vicki Voisin for inspiring this post. She’s always stopping me during one of our weekly chats to say “That’s a blog post!” and many of my best posts have been because of it.

2016 101

Yes, You Need to Dress Better at Work

On The Job

Khakis, polo shirts, sneakers and a ratty backpack are standard attire for many employees. In today's Wall Street Journal there is a story about how to dress for success. This is a topic I've been writing about for years, but many people have decided they can ignore such advice because of Mark Zuckerberg. After all, Zuckerberg is a bazillionaire and he dresses like a 17-year-old. The thinking is that if Zuckerberg can be a success dressed in a hoodie and jeans, then why can't everyone?

2016 122

Etiquette Lessons for the Company Picnic

On The Job

Give your partner a heads up on proper attire. It’s summer and we’re finally enjoying those carefree days of warmth and sun we dreamed of while enduring one of the most brutal winters on record. And with the increasing temps comes the surest sign of summer: An invitation to the office picnic. Such events are often seen as a way to let your hair down and enjoy time away from the office, but they’re also a minefield of potential etiquette disasters that can derail your career.

How to Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists

Office Dynamics

Casual attire. Business attire. Workout attire (including tennis shoes). Travel Planning for Executive & Administrative Assistants. When I was an executive assistant planning hundreds of trips for my executive over a 20-year period, I thought I did a good job. Most of the time, my executives were pleased. But I really didn’t understand the intricacies of travel until I became an executive and traveled often.

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Company Holiday Party Etiquette

Office Dynamics

Most invitations will state the dress code or expected attire for the occasion. More than 60% of companies will hold holiday parties this year. Here are a few things to remember. First of all, it starts with your dress. One thing to remember, if you don’t show it at the office, don’t show it at the party. Also be careful of jeans, they may come off too casual and you want to spoof yourself up a little, after all, it is a holiday party!

Company Holiday Party Etiquette

Office Dynamics

Most invitations will state the dress code or expected attire for the occasion. More than 60% of companies will hold holiday parties this year. Here are a few things to remember. First of all, it starts with your dress. One thing to remember, if you don’t show it at the office, don’t show it at the party. Also be careful of jeans, they may come off too casual and you want to spoof yourself up a little, after all, it is a holiday party!

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

I wrote copy for the communication that went along with the registration form so people would know where they needed to be and when, appropriate attire, the type of weather to expect, safety and security issues they needed to be aware of and so forth. . A meeting planner by MY definition is the go-to person within an organization – be it corporate, association or otherwise – charged with the responsibility of planning and executing a meeting or special event.

2019 147

Salespeople Need to Make Their Pitch Nicely Dressed

Small Business CEO

If your salesperson shows up nicely attired, their believability level will be higher, while a poor appearance leads the client to wonder exactly how much interest you really have in them. Don’t take your established clients for granted and show up unprofessionally attired one day. As an employer, do you closely monitor what your salespeople wear before they go out to meet with clients? Perhaps you should take a closer look now and then.

2011 64

One Aldwych, London

Practically Perfect PA

As much as I wanted to keep my bathrobe on I reluctantly changed into my suitable attire and made my way downstairs to the Lobby Bar. I’ve spent many eveningsenjoying cocktails in the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych. From bad first dates with inappropriate men, to pre-theatre drinks and post-theatre drinks, to hours spent putting the world to rights with best friends. It has always been my go to place for a sophisticated atmosphere and a glass of ros wine.

2014 153

How to Find Comfortable and Eco Friendly Footwear for the Office

Eco-Office Gals

When you’re someone who tries to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, one of the areas when it can pose to be a bit of a challenge is when it comes to attire; especially if it’s footwear. That doesn’t mean that it’s an impossible feat, though. There are many places where you can find comfortable shoes that are also eco-friendly.

2012 130

Las Vegas Restaurants and Attractions to Visit While Attending Our Conference for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

This Joan Burge favorite opens at 5:00 PM and requires a “nightlife attire” for its dress code but be ready because this one of a kind venue boasts prices that match the requirements. Hello Office Dynamics friends and family! Ernan here and I’m very excited to share with you a little interview I had with Joan Burge.

2019 119

Travel Itineraries

Practically Perfect PA

Because we checked the weather before they left the UK, they had the appropriate business attire and didn’t feel uncomfortable. A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides.

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Should City Governments and other Businesses look to Virtual Services to Save Money?

Tips From T. Marie

Many in-office employees are even willing to take a small reduction in pay due to the fact that they are saving money on transportation, work attire and other related expenses. It’s a rare occurrence when reading an article about a city budget makes me sad, but it happened just a few moments ago. The article discussed how the City of Hickory, NC proposed offering early retirement to 84 of their employees.

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