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Fashion Style As A Door Opener: The Strategic Power Of The Right Clothes

Your own fashion style is a powerful visual statement: dressing correctly can open doors to professional success. Stylist Swetlana Posdnyshewa explains how you can use this to your advantage. A person’s fashion style plays an important role when it comes to their career. Professional success is not only based on qualifications and skills, but also on knowing how to present yourself effectively. One’s fashion style therefore not only influences one’s outward appearance, but also makes a powerful visual statement about an individual’s personality and professionalism. In times when first impressions often pave the way for professional success, consciously choosing one’s wardrobe has become a strategic tool to open doors to new career opportunities. Stylist Swetlana Posdnyshewa provides valuable insights into how the right style can pave the way to a flourishing career. The power of visual identity in your career The importance of fashion in career development should not be underestimated. Clothing is far more than just an external feature; it acts as an expression of our personality and creates a visual identity. Its deliberate use allows us to present a positive, professional and confident presence, which is essential in the business world. A well-thought-out wardrobe can help to gain credibility and confidence, which are essential factors for professional success. Strengthen self-confidence through clothing Personal fashion style can serve as a tool to boost self-confidence. By choosing clothes that emphasize one’s assets while radiating professional competence, a positive self-perception is encouraged. Enhanced self-confidence is a key to a successful professional career as it affects one’s ability to present and market oneself. How clothing leaves a lasting impression It’s the art of making the right choice: properly selected clothing can leave a lasting impression that extends beyond the interview. A carefully put together wardrobe helps to show professionalism, care and respect for the working environment. People often remember those who maintain a neat and appropriate style, which can lead to long-term professional opportunities and networking opportunities. Fashion style as a means of communication In the business world, communication is key. Fashion style serves as a silent communication tool that conveys messages about professional position, corporate culture and personality. Consistent and appropriate dress not only shows respect for the work environment, but also promotes a positive image that can have a supportive effect on professional reputation. Authenticity and professional elegance It’s all about finding the right balance: While fashion style serves as a strategic tool for professional success, it is crucial to strike a balance between authenticity and professional elegance.… weiterlesen

Self-Employment Instead Of A Board Position

SelbststĂ€ndigkeit wird bevorzugt. Viele Frauen grĂŒnden lieber ihr eigenes Unternehmen anstatt die Karriereleiter zu erklimmen. Und das mit gutem Grund. Zwar sind die Bedingungen fĂŒr Karrierefrauen heute besser denn je. Der renommierten PrĂŒfungs- und Beratungsgesellschaft EY zufolge verdienen Frauen in VorstĂ€nden oft sogar mehr als MĂ€nner. Dennoch scheint es, als sei ein klassischer Karrierepfad fĂŒr viele Frauen unattraktiv. Sie entscheiden sich stattdessen dazu, sich selbststĂ€ndig zu machen. SelbststĂ€ndigkeit statt Vorstandsposten. Den Grund sieht Susanne Pillokat-Tangen in einer simplen Kosten-Nutzen-AbwĂ€gung. „Wenn die Balance zwischen dem Mehrwert des Aufstiegs – der ErfĂŒllung der eigenen Motivatoren – und seinen Kosten zu Ungunsten des Nutzens ausfĂ€llt, entscheiden sich Frauen dagegen, weiter in einem Unternehmen aufzusteigen“, erklĂ€rt die Unternehmensberaterin, die zusammen mit ihrer Kollegin Nicole Frenken UP-Lift gegrĂŒndet hat, um Frauen zu mehr Möglichkeiten in der New Chance Economy zu verhelfen. Im Folgenden zeigt die Expertin auf, welche Faktoren zahlreiche Karrierefrauen dazu bewegen, sich anstelle eines Postens an der Konzern-Spitze fĂŒr die SelbststĂ€ndigkeit zu entscheiden. Ferner geht die Expertin darauf ein, welche Vor- und Nachteile sich daraus ergeben. SelbstĂ€ndigkeit: Kein Aufgeben, sondern eine bewusste Entscheidung Eines vorab: Es ist nicht so, als wĂ€ren Frauen nicht in der Lage, sich im Firmenvorstand zu behaupten. Sie entscheiden sich nur besonders oft bewusst dagegen und wĂ€hlen stattdessen die SelbststĂ€ndigkeit. Konzernpolitische RĂ€nkespiele, steigende Unzufriedenheit mit den AblĂ€ufen und dem Werte-System des Unternehmens wie auch persönliche UmstĂ€nde spielen gleichermaßen in diese Entscheidung hinein. Je mehr sich karriereorientierte Frauen persönlich wie auch beruflich entwickeln, desto stĂ€rker prĂ€gt sich auch das Bewusstsein darĂŒber, wie viel ihre FĂ€higkeiten wert sind. In den rigiden Strukturen eines großen Unternehmens ist es jedoch nur schwer – wenn ĂŒberhaupt – möglich, dies angemessen zu wĂŒrdigen. Die SelbststĂ€ndigkeit bietet ihnen hingegen die Möglichkeit, in Eigenregie zu gestalten und sowohl persönlich als auch finanziell unmittelbar von Chancen zu profitieren. Endlich zu den eigenen Werten stehen FĂŒr viele Frauen, die sich fĂŒr die SelbststĂ€ndigkeit entscheiden, ist auch der Gedanke ansprechend, nach eigenen Werten zu handeln und zu leben. Anders gestaltet es sich in Konzernen, wo eine große Anzahl von Menschen zusammenarbeiten muss, die kaum unterschiedlicher sein könnten. Gerade fĂŒr Frauen in FĂŒhrungspositionen passiert es in einer solchen Umgebung leicht, dass sie sich in ihrer Rolle verunsichert fĂŒhlen. Denn die Ziele und Wertvorstellungen der jĂŒngeren Kollegen sind doch ganz anders als die eigenen. Kommt dann auch noch ein einschneidendes Ereignis hinzu wie ein schwerer Krankheitsfall oder ein Burnout, beginnen Managerinnen, die Sinnhaftigkeit ihrer Arbeit zu hinterfragen.… weiterlesen

Women & career: Far Too Few Make It To The Top

It has long since become undeniable that the decision-making bodies of large companies in particular are predominantly staffed by men. So there is little evidence of equality for women here. And this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Career missed! Why do so many women fail to advance in their careers, even though they have all the skills needed in the boardroom? So why is it that they often just don’t want to make the leap into management positions? In this article, business mentor Jessica Verfuerth names possible reasons or prejudices why a lady boss has a harder time in professional life. Why women rarely make it into the boardroom Why women rarely make it into the boardroom Admittedly, equality for women is already a reality in some areas. In many jobs, female employees are on a par with their male colleagues. It is only in management positions that this progress is hardly noticeable. This may also be due to the fact that the quest for power is mostly different for women. Many of them do not want to fight hard for their influence. But why is it that women excel in various professions, but too rarely make it to the boardroom? Prejudice 1: Emotionality – It can be an advantage Über die Geschlechterrollen in den Vorstandsetagen herrschen zahlreiche Vorurteile. Frauen sehen sich dabei oft There are many prejudices about gender roles in the boardroom. Women often face the prejudice that they are too emotional. They are not open-minded enough to objective and sensible reasons. But this is a myth that can be put aside long ago. Because women have an emotional world that is very complex. In contrast to their male colleagues, they are usually better able to realistically assess upcoming tasks, manage processes in detail and – if necessary – delegate important tasks. Prejudice 2: Shyness – It is often misinterpreted Women in management positions are always seen as a bit aloof and reserved. Is it actually possible to motivate employees in this way or to get the company ready for major challenges? The question may be justified. However, it would be wrong to try to judge what is going on inside women on the basis of their reserved behavior. Emotions are often hidden behind a certain aloofness. If necessary, however, they can come out at any time. Nevertheless, they retain their full willingness to perform. Prejudice 3: Humility – Just respond with more serenity In conclusion, women often have to defend themselves against the prejudice that it is too difficult for them to think on a large scale or to develop their own visions.… weiterlesen