What you wear to work may be preventing you from getting a promotion

What you wear to work may be preventing you from getting a promotion

Climbing the corporate leader requires the right gear, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam suggests. The majority of professionals (86 percent) and managers (80 percent) surveyed said clothing choices affect someone’s chances of being promoted. The study also found that workers put thought into their fashion decisions: They spend an average of 11 minutes a day selecting an outfit for the office. “Dressing professionally establishes credibility and helps others envision you in a role with greater responsibility,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam. “While many organizations have relaxed their dress codes, especially for warmer months, employees shouldn’t assume casual attire or the latest fashion trends are OK for the office. It’s always a good idea to follow company policies and observe what colleagues in more senior positions typically wear.” Time Well Spent? Men...
The importance of learning new skills all our lives

The importance of learning new skills all our lives

People tend to stop wanting to learn new skills and information after they graduate from school. Just because you graduated from high school and/or college, it doesn’t mean that your learning should ever stop. You still have a long life to live and learning should be a never-ending task. Besides, there are plenty of ways to learn new skills without having to sit in a classroom – you can learn a creative skill in a workshop, or a sporting skill in a gym. All it takes is time and devotion toward learning that skill and then you can achieve it. Here are the 5 main reasons why it is important to learn new skills in your life. 1. More Job Opportunities If you learn new skills then you will qualify for more job opportunities. Employers do not really care so much about degrees and career certificates. All they care about are which skills you can bring to their organization. Even if you learn these skills on your own without going to college,...
How to work smarter, not harder

How to work smarter, not harder

Who doesn’t want to work and get efficient results and that too without working really hard? But in our day to day run of cumbersome and never ending schedules we start to forget simple yet effective measures of working smartly, to get more apparent results. Besides our forgetfulness, many of us don’t even know how to cut our efforts and change the way we work into smart working instead of hard working. To prevent you from the latter, following are a few useful and result oriented tips to increase your efficiency. List Down Your Daily Tasks The foremost tip may sound very basic but it actually is the smartest move, you have to adhere to. In this, you must list down and then religiously follow your ‘to do list’ every day. This will help you prioritize your tasks without a stress and you won’t waste your time sitting idle till you remember a forgotten task near a deadline. This will also help you from getting a panic attack and thus you...

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