Category Archives: Professional Image

Personal Problems in a Professional Setting

Do not bring personal problems to the office.  Leave them at home. If your coworkers are your friends, wait until you are outside the office to discuss  your personal matters.

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Michelle Obama’s DNC Dress Inappropriate

The dress First Lady Michelle Obama selected to wear to deliver her speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention was absolutely lovely.  It was flattering, well fitted, flowed nicely, and striking in color. However, the sleeveless choice was not appropriate … Continue reading

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Flirtation in the Workplace

It is good practice to keep your personal life separate from your professional life.  Resist temptation to flirt with or date a co-worker. Occasionally, it is difficult for someone to resist the temptation to flirt and their object of attention … Continue reading

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Check Your Attitude Before Your Interview

Recent graduates are looking for employment and the competition is stiff in this tough economy.  New grads are competing not only against other grads, but seasoned employees who have lost their jobs due to downsizing. Something a recent graduate can … Continue reading

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Closet Staples for Men

Men should make an investment purchase for a few must-haves in their closets.  These items may be worn for business meetings, job interviews, social events, and religious ceremonies.  By initially spending a little bit more for quality clothing and accessories, … Continue reading

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Men Need Manicures Too

Gentlemen, manicures are not a grooming process for women only.  It’s important for men to have handsome hands. They will be noticed in a professional environment as well as a social or dating environment.   Ladies do not find dirty hands … Continue reading

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Rings – Attire for the Professional Woman

A woman should wear no more than one ring per hand in a professional setting.  Avoid wearing large or clunky rings that may become a distraction or an obstacle when shaking hands.  Only the engagement ring is allowed to shout … Continue reading

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Handbags vs. Briefcases

Female professionals should choose between carrying a handbag or a briefcase.  Do not carry both at the same time. Depending on the one you choose to carry to meet your needs for a particular day or business meeting, be sure … Continue reading

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Are You Reliable? – Business Etiquette

Reliability is an imperative element of a professional image. If you say you are going to get back to someone with an answer before the end of the business day, do you? Do you meet deadlines or does your supervisor … Continue reading

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