Dress for Success – Myth or Truth?

Did you dress up, or help kids dress up for Halloween? Isn’t it amazing to see the kind of creativity and self expression the comes at this time of year. Halloween Is the ultimate “dress for success” event. Didn’t those kids with unique costumes create much stronger first impression? I bet you gave more candy to them as well! This week’s podcast, is with Catherine Bell professional image consultant and author of Manage Your Image Potential. Catherine shared “first impressions really do matter, especially in a competitive marketplace where employers have more choices” 

From Halloween we learn a lot about life, and the world of work. We learn how to be creative, the role of the first impression, not to mention tricks (performance) leads to treats (rewards). According to research by Syracuse University of 300 executive recruiters, HR professionals and CEO’s, a candidate’s professional image was the third most important hiring attribute. Research by the University of Southern Indiana faculty of Research and Creative Work, found that those that invested in their “work costumes” exerted more influence over their career, advanced quicker and earned more. Do you dress for success?  

 

Join Anthony Kaul founder of HigherBracket & myself, Tuesday 6-8 PM in Vancouver at the False Creek Yacht Club. I will be interviewing Jen Riley Director of PR EA Sports, she will be sharing how to promote yourself inside and outside your company. Click for details and to registers

 

 This week’s CareerJoy Workout – Take an extra 5 minutes each morning on how you dress. You might just get a raise!

 

Continue the conversation on my blog; What are your thoughts about “dress for success”

 

Canadian Career Development Webinar Wed Nov 3 12-1P.M. ET Standing out from the crowd – How to market you | Age of Persuasion Terry O’Reilly.

 

In this competitive job market, how do you get “heard” or noticed? How can you market yourself effectively? In a world teeming with competing advertisements and marketing messages, what’s required to make an impact? Click here for more information & to register

 

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Looking for help with your personal brand? Who’s your career coach? Need help with a professional resume, job search, and interview preparation? Invest in yourself — get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

 

Trick or treat, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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P.P.S. Jen Riley Director of PR EA Sports. She will be sharing how to promote yourself inside and outside your company. Click for details and to register