Hello SOTGC community,
Walk in confidence and style with your tummy tucked in, chin up, shoulders back, head up, and an upright posture into your office every day. Even if you aren’t six feet tall, you can create an optical illusion of looking taller by wearing stiletto heels. But why is that? Why do women want to look taller than their usual height or flaunt their looks in the corporate world? For obvious reasons, attractive outward appearances and a presentable countenance are pleasant to look at and certainly do give good-looking people an edge over others. This thought-provoking piece of writing is intended to make all working women think about whether looks matter that much or not and how to exude your radiant confident self from within and let it show in your work. Look good to feel good.
- Investing on yourself—a lifelong investment
Sometimes you need to look, think, and act beyond just building up your assets and invest in your personal development, as it will take you a long way up the career ladder. Personal appearances matter a great deal in establishing opinions and are a constant reminder of the fact about how important a small effort can be in building up your self-image. They subtly make or break your image.
- It’s always a good idea to look your best
You might not always feel like getting dressed early in the morning but trust me it’s always advisable to look your best, or at least try to. I’m sure you are well aware of the famous link that is created between pay, promotions, and outward appearances. That certainly does not mean you need to undergo a high-cost surgery, revamp your wardrobe, or go diet-conscious all of a sudden. Dress up the way that suits your body structure and skin tone. You don’t need to forcefully follow the trend. It’s just too mainstream. Differentiate yourself from others with your own uniqueness. The key to managing yourself and looking your best is in your hands, and you can certainly pull it off by a few simple amendments to your lifestyle and attitude.
- Psychological misconceptions about over-weight women
Plus-sized or over-weight females tend to face discrimination in the corporate world and sometimes unintentional prejudice as well. They are sometimes negatively viewed as lazy, lethargic, and unproductive. Though that may not be the case, the human mind cannot help but make on-the-spot judgments about people by looking at their physical appearance. Hence, as a responsible career-oriented woman, one should strive to achieve and maintain a decent figure. For that very purpose, you can start off by training your body to stay in shape and tone your body by wearing a waist trainer, conveniently camouflaged under your dress. And only through regular workouts and a healthy well-balanced diet can you ward off judgmental eyes and boost your confidence. Research shows that you are less likely to be hired or promoted if you display little confidence.
- Your body language speaks volumes
The way you carry yourself and display your emotions and sense of belief in yourself can steal the show. Often nervousness, anxiety, or lack of confidence becomes visible in the form of facial expressions or restless and fidgety body gestures. This inevitably leaves a negative impression on the employer or interviewer, and could contribute to your losing a valuable position you would have easily acquired with a tad bit of self-confidence.
Looking good doesn’t always involve having attractive features. Being conscious about a clean, kempt, and good-looking appearance is the first step towards looking good. Attractive people can look unkempt due to their carelessness, and fairly average looking people can manage to look pleasing to the eye because of their sophisticated mannerisms.
- There’s no harm in applying a little makeup
Sometimes you need to go one step ahead and add a special touch of external beauty to your oh-so-awesome personality to pep it up. Applying makeup certainly does not mean that you are not naturally good looking. Sometimes it becomes necessary to hide those dark circles under your eyes, due to working late into the night, or camouflage traces of tiredness due to your personal problems.
- It helps boost your self-confidence and self-esteem
You will be surprised to feel the invigorating feeling that will seem to fill your entire self once you leave no stone unturned in keeping yourself healthy, fit and beautiful. A sense of accomplishment will boost your morale and elevate your spirits to help you perform at all fronts with increased productivity. When you are full of self-admiration, other people tend to acknowledge your pleasant presence and express the desire to be associated with you. Sometimes all it takes to give your best is to look your best. Good looks are central to certain professions like acting and sales to attract the desired customer attention.
As we can see, pulling off an attractive personality can do wonders to your career growth and send you sky-rocketing to the pinnacle of success.