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Dress Up For Career Success In 2016 with a Career Coach

One of the most important pieces of advice that a career coach hands out is to dress for success. Wearing jeans or shorts with a sloppy T-Shirt or sweatshirt does not make people think you are good management material. On the other side over-dressing will not get you into management either. It is important to find a solid combination in the middle, but still being appropriate for the work that you do.

For office workers, dressing too casual is definitely a show stopper when it comes to career advancement. Wearing some nice looking Dockers combined with a Polo Shirt however should be just fine for most environments unless a more formal looking attire is required. As an example, banks still require their employees to wear suit and tie in many cases (if you are male) and proper business attire for women as well (business skirt, blouse, etc.). If you want to be a manager, check out what the successful managers of the company wear. Keep in mind that executives are often dressed one level above of what is required and so if you are aiming at a middle management position, dress like the other managers in middle management accordingly. Your goal is dressing appropriately to underscore your professionalism and competence.

If you have to work with external customers it is important to look professional to get their business. Consultants have known this for a long time and you will barely find any consultant who is not dressed for success.

Employees who have to work in a uniform of some sort for work, might think they are covered, but even in the world of uniforms important things need to kept in mind. In any profession looking clean and tidy (unless you are a construction worker or work in a similar industry) is an important part of work life. Employees who have to wear uniforms can separate them self from others by making sure that their uniform is always looking clean accordingly.

When job hunting dressing up for success is even more important as the interviewer will definitely judge you by your initial looks. Keep in mind that there is only one chance for a first impression and if you miss this opportunity to impress and to show professionalism than your chances of landing that new job will definitely shrink. No matter how smart or how skilled you are, overcoming the first hurdle is difficult – by the time you really start selling yourself it might be too late.

When starting a new job it is important to be dressed appropriately for at least the first 2-3 weeks. During that time you will meet so many people that it is critical for every first impression to be a good one. It is easier to slowly dress down one level after a while than doing it the opposite way.

Conclusion: A good rule of thumb is to dress conservatively no matter where you work. However, conservatively in a financial institution means something different than dressing conservatively for an Internet startup. This is very important to know for younger workers who are coming out of college these days. Making a mistake in regards to the dress code can make it difficult to advance at your current employer.

This article was written by Chris Puetz who runs the Colorado Career Network website. There you can find job related information and career advice that helps you to get a job or to advance in your existing job. A large section of the website is dedicated to CNA training as well.

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Make Money Online – Two Honest Ways

Everyone is rightly cynical about all the guru-type emails you get filling your inbox. Their schemes are like pyramid schemes. The guy at the top makes money by selling you a scheme that basically consists of selling the scheme to others. The guy at the top has the contacts and money to keep selling even after he has sold it to you. You would never have a chance of making a sale with the “experts” still selling.

This cynicism often extends to all things Internet related. This is not justified. There are ways to genuinely make money online that do not even need you to spend a cent. These all involve work, usually writing of one kind or another.

If you can string a few sentences together you can earn enough online to pay your mortgage. You can post articles onto your own websites, but it takes a lot of work to get visitors. It is easier to make money by posting your articles onto article directory sites that give you a good percentage of the advertising income that your work brings in.

Use your know how to make a little extra money by building a local community site for the area where you live. I have done this for Glanmire where I live in County Cork, Ireland.

You can build a site with free software called WordPress. You can buy a domain name and hosting together for $17 a year. Those are your only expenses. You can tell people about your site using free newspapers, after all this is News.

If you want local businesses to be able to build a page about themselves you will need to upgrade people to “Editor”. Leave the default user status as Subscriber and upgrade people when they send you an email. If you set the default user permissions to Editor your site will soon be snowed under in porn and hate pages.

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Custom Beer Pong Tables as Great Trade Show Displays

Trade shows can be a very effective way to make large sales on ones product. The way in which a company displays its brand and product is one of the most important factors in a company’s ability to sell effectively at a show. Custom beer pong tables can be a major addition to ones trade show booth. I know from experience. Here is why  beer pong tables tends to be an effective marketing medium:

1.       It is a unique and memorable display. Trade shows tends to attract thousands to tens of thousands of vendors whom are all competing for buyers attention. A beer pong table is a unique way of branding oneself and displaying products. Most other companies just won’t be doing it.

2.       Not only can the table be used to display your brand and product, beer pong tables can also be used to engage buyers through play! Why should a buyer be interested in entering your booth rather than one of the thousands of others?  A beer pong table can be a major draw if you let buyers and passerbyers toss a ball into the cup for an opportunity to win a prize.  People love fun and games, especially if it breaks the monotony of a long day searching for products. Once you have a buyer engaged, you have won half of the battle.

3. Custom Beer Pong Tables can be branded with your design and logo for about $250, which is relatively inexpensive for an effective display. Trade show tables of comparable build and size sell at around twice that.

4. Beer pong tables naturally attract people. Beer pong tables are associated with fun times and a social environment, so unfold a table, and people tend to naturally gather around it.

5. They are portable and light weight. They fold up easily and come with a cloth carrying handle, making set up and break down simple.

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