Start your day in style – smart up and suit up
Date published: 10 December 2012
Starting a new business, or indeed a job, can be a rather daunting prospect. If you’ve recently made a drastic career move and feel slightly apprehensive at the thought then there’s one characteristic you need to learn how to master: confidence. Being confident is key to success in the business world; if other people trust in you then it reinforces what you already know yourself.
A great way to start your confidence journey is to treat yourself to a new work wardrobe. Ladies, the pencil skirt is bang on trend this season which is great news for the 9-5. Guys; a smart suit is what you need. It’s worth investing in a few excellent quality suits to really execute your look. Check out handmade Canali clothes if you want to impress this season: their suits, with a truly authentic Italian tailoring, are perfect for making an impact in the office. Revamping your professional style can have a huge impact on how you conduct yourself in meetings and in the office. Go all out in a new suit and show them who’s boss!
Practise what you preach –
There’s a lot of truth in this saying when it comes to finding the courage to embark on a new stage in your career. A positive attitude is healthy to adopt if you’re feeling slightly nervous. Remember; you know what you’re talking about, you’re good at what you do – you wouldn’t have applied for the job or started a new company if you didn’t truly believe you would succeed so in a moment of doubt, take time out to remember this. If you believe in yourself, others will too.
A personable approach –
Keep it real. No one likes a businessman who thinks they are above the rest. A personable, friendly and no-nonsense approach can help you develop a strong and positive rapport with clients. Of course, you’ll need to keep your professional head on at all times but it wouldn’t harm to show your clients your human side every now and again, would it?
If you can master these tips you’ll be a pro in these next stages of your career – good luck!