When looking for a job, during a professional change, a promotion or the creation of your company, it is essential to adapt your image to your objectives. You will understand why it is important to take care of your professional image.
Your appearance speaks for you
According to various studies, it appears that the most important part of communication is non-verbal, that is to say that the main part of the message passes through appearance against a tiny part for words, hence the interest to take care of his professional as well as personal image.
According to Albert Mehrabian, professor of psychology, famous for his publications on the difference between verbal and non-verbal messages, 93% of the impact of a message is attributable to the non-verbal against barely 7% for the verbal message itself.
The visual is therefore the fastest form of communication!
Master the visual part to improve your message
Based on this observation, it is obvious that the visual can positively or negatively impact your message. But what exactly is the visual? Posture, body language, facial expression, and style (choice of clothing and accessories, colors, hairstyle, makeup, body enhancement). These are all elements on which we can make improvements when necessary. You have an impact on your professional image, so use it wisely.
Of course, the idea is not to transform yourself, but to adopt the style that suits your purpose and your personality. Your message will be more coherent and stronger, because your image will support your verbal message.
Treat your entry to make a good impression
You have an interview or you are asking for a promotion, make sure you have the “job look”, take care of your professional image. During your meeting, it will take less than 30 seconds for your interlocutor to get an idea of who you are!
Remember your posture
Remember that the gait must be assured, the look posed, the handshake forceful, and the smile present and sincere, otherwise you risk missing out on your opportunity.
Indeed, a soft handshake will give the image of a person who lacks energy and who will have to be boosted on a daily basis, just as the fleeing look, the unsteady or even nonchalant gait will definitely not serve your message.
As you can see, taking care of your professional and personal image is an essential key capable of opening many doors!