From a small seed, a mighty trunk may grow.— Aeschylus
Knowledge is of little use if it is not under the direction of good sense.— Spanish Proverb
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.— Proverbs 25:5 King James Version (KJV)
A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.— Samuel Johnson
Learn to say No [tactfully]! and it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.— Charles Spurgeon
Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly devoid of use; or, if sterling, may require good management to make it serve the purpose of sense and happiness.— William Shenstone
Being well dress does have a profound effect on how you are perceived in the workplace and on the way you are considered when opportunities of type arise. So, here are a few starter thoughts regarding workplace dress and appearance.
You are not dressing for a job interview. Your are dressing for success, which means you are dressing to have an advantage in the everyday competition of the workplace.
The packaging does matter; being well dressed can improve your success because:
- You will feel more prepared for the workday
- Being well-dressed projects more power and authority
- It can help your appearance/presences by offsetting the losses of youthful physical attributes as you age.
Think of your office suit or outfit as a uniform, and treat as one. Always clean, wrinkle free, and well cared for…etc.
Color matters: your daily dress should project
- And respect for the companies’ dress code and, if visiting a client, the client’s dress code and expectations
Impressions do matter; subliminally, as well as in direct relationship to the respect, consideration, and treatment you receive from others.