Career

Holiday Office Parties

Dress appropriately for the occasion. Business attire is appropriate when the party is right after work. Remember the office party is part of your job. It is better to dress more conservatively no matter when the party is held. Looking professional is important.

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Office Gift Giving Tips and Etiquette

Before you fret about holiday gift giving, it’s important to find out what your company’s gift giving policy is. Also is there a price limit? If there is a policy, stick to it, price limit, etc. If you are giving gifts to everyone in your department, give something similar. If you are giving gifts to a few friends at work, exchange them in private.

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Dressing for Evening Business Events

Evening business events after work are usually a little more dressy than daytime office attire. Dress on the conservative side (forget sparkly and shiny) since you will be judged by others. Your presentation might mean getting or not getting a promotion. You want to look poised and that you have good judgement.

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Business Casual for Women

Business casual attire for women continues to pose a challenge for many women that are serious about climbing the corporate ladder. “Casual” implies laid back or not serious. However an office environment means business. it is important to choose your business casual clothes carefully.

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Working Wardrobe Essential – A Blazer

A blazer is a working wardrobe essential. A quality blazer is an investment. It is a versatile wardrobe staple that will be good for decades and never be out of fashion. No career girl can be without this power cover up. Blazers and jackets give any outfit a more polished and /or professional look. Blazers no matter the style; oversized (mannish), structured or sharp can add a stylish edge to any classic or trendy outfit.

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Can Your Image Be Helped?

Have you ever been asked the question, “What’s your style?” only to think, “Do I have a style?” Not surprisingly many women have this same reaction. With the popularity of television shows like “What Not To Wear,” women have become more accustomed to seeing “regular” women undergoing makeovers.

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Power and Style, Theresa May

Theresa May, prime minister of Britain, exudes both power and style. She has been described as quiet, very businesslike and having a sense of humor by her colleagues but her sense of style says she is a modern woman. May is famous for being the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party. She spent 20 years working in the financial sector before making her way into the education and political sectors.

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What to Wear to a Job Interview

In most traditional white-collar industries, like finance or accounting, professional business dress is appropriate for a job interview. A conservative suit, meaning a solid color (navy, gray, black or brown) or a tiny pinstripe, is best.

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Dressing for Business Meetings

Today Dressing for business meetings varies greatly from industry to industry and / or where the company is located. In general business attire is more formal in cities like New York and London than in LA or San Francisco.

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