Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. How many times have we heard this sentiment over the years?
Just when I started figuring out what this really meant for me in my own career journey, companies started shifting (some slowly and some rapidly) to business casual, from suits and ties. And I vividly remember paying for jeans days that were charity fundraisers. Oh, what a treat!
And then time marched on and work dress codes shifted and relaxed even more in a lot of industries. Our popular culture fed into a notion that we needed to be comfortable at work.
And here we are in our new normal, and it seems all dress expectations have been thrown out the window.
Shouldn't dressing for success apply in our Zoom world too?! You better believe it does!
Dressing for success (and etiquette in general) in a new age is hard. It's complicated. It's easy to ignore because it will take thought and planning and time.
Click here to read a very short post with good reminders for the business image we project - personally and professionally.