In a corporate and a professional work-place, image and impression play an important role. How people perceive you and see you is a lot to do with whether they like you and want to work with you or not. Hence, professional grooming is important. How you carry yourself, how you dress, what you speak, how you conduct yourself is no doubt, important! Professionals need to understand that grooming themselves will not just build their personality but will give them confidence and the ability to create that right impression. Somehow, your personal conduct reflects your inner being and what you feel about yourself within. In the subconscious, you need to feel that you are important to an organization and that you have the will and the confidence to take your organization to another level. This, in turn, comes from how well you are accepted by your team members and this depends on your personal and professional grooming.
One of the most important things is to dress correctly at work place and for meetings. Clothes affect mannerisms. Your clothing should compliment you for who you are. You may not want to make a fashion statement but it is important that you are well-dressed. Apart from wearing well fit clothes, see to it that you choose corporate colors. Clothes should be neatly ironed. Women should avoid wearing chunky jewellery and heavy make-up. Shoes should always be well polished. It is also important to smell good. Use a good perfume and a deodorant. Maintain a neat hairstyle. Men should keep their hair short. Women should also style their hair appropriately. Avoid loud hairstyles. Keep it simple and elegant. Men should always shape your beard. Some prefer a clean shave which is done daily. Women should regularly go for waxing, manicure, pedicure to look neat. Get your eyebrows done for a defined look.
Always keep a hand sanitizer, a moisturizer, and a face wash with you apart from make-up essentials like compact and eye pencil. Always apply sanitizer and hand lotion before you go for a meeting.
Corporate accessories are not mandatory but they enhance your look considerably. Bags, watches, belts, sun glasses are accessories that help you to enhance your professional look. Belts should generally be leather and of a good quality. Women should use light jewellery such as clip-on earrings, thin necklace, rings (but not too many) etc.
As a professional you should always ensure your makeup is conservative. Tattoos are to be avoided as much as possible especially on parts of the body that are exposed. In the workplace setting, as you meet clients, bosses, team members, always wear a smile. Everyone has their own share of problems but the best thing you can do is to appear like you have no issues. No one ever wants to stick around gloomy people. Maintain a good body posture. Avoid slouching. When sitting, ensure that your back is straight. Women should sit with crossed legs. These are some of the tips that will help you a lot in your professional world.