Clothes & Career: How Power Dressing Can Help You Move Up
As cliche as it may sound, the maxim “first impressions last” still applies in the modern world, especially in professional and business settings. This isn’t because business people tend to be more judgmental, but because the way people carry themselves in public reveals their personality *before* they even speak their first word.
Many studies have already proven the subtle yet powerful effect of body language not only to a person’s self-confidence but also to the way other people treat him. What’s not often talked about is how the clothes you wear can be a huge factor that amplifies your body language.
For gentlemen, wearing a tailored suit can make their actions seem more manly. The same goes for women, when wearing a sharp dress shirt can make them look more powerful and intelligent.
That is why the way you dress can spell the difference between getting promoted or being passed off as a “nobody.” In the infographic below, Guthrie-Jensen Consultants illustrates how you can dress for success to achieve your professional goals.
An infographic by Guthrie Jensen, Global Training Consultant.