Your Image is Important to Success in your New CEO Position
The image that you portray should match the level of the position you are applying for or are aspiring to achieve. It’s time to elevate your professional presence!
Today’s society has taken our business attire to a whole other level. I am finding more people just don’t understand what’s appropriate and what isn’t.
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Common Questions about how to Dress Like a CEO
I often get questions like this:
- Is wearing a suit in or out?
- Do I have to wear nylons?
- What does business casual actually look like?
- If I am applying for a C-Suite executive position, what is the dress code?
Your wardrobe style should be a statement that shows that appearance, intentionality, interactivity, inclusiveness, and assertiveness all matter to you. People assess a lot visually before anyone every speaks. If you have either just moved into a CEO position or are about to, consider our professional image consulting service.
What Should Business Casual Look Like?
Back in the 90’s during the dot.com craze, society seemed to put a different spin on what business casual should look like and most companies adapted casual Fridays. But what happened is casual Friday’s turned into casual every day!
The rules on business attire or business casual haven’t really changed that much. It has always been said “dress for the position you want, not the position your in.”
Caring about the way you look matters more than ever in today’s society. You wouldn’t think that it should matter but it does. People judge you by your looks, body language and what you say.
It’s that first impression that counts, plus how you look affects your attitude.When you look good you feel good, when you feel good you perform better which leads to promotions and more pay. If you want to be perceived as confident, authoritative, approachable, professional, innovative and unique, you have to look the part.
Mirroring who you are on the inside with what you look like on the outside can be powerful. I don’t mean egotistical or intimidating, I mean confident. So yes, a suit is still a good choice for men and women. Look the part and gain the respect from your employee’s when you elevate your professional presence they may even follow suit!
What is your experience with looking the part? Leave your comments below, I’d love to hear from you.