If you’ve recently secured a new job, congratulations; you’ve achieved something to be really proud of, and the next few months will be an exciting whirlwind of learning and developing as an employee. However, it can sometimes be a little nerve-wracking when your the new girl at work and your confidence might need a little boost so that you feel like a girl boss. Feeling great on the outside will always filter through to your inner wellbeing, so investing some time to treat and pamper yourself before your first day in your new role, could be just what you need for a positive start. Therefore, it’s worth thinking about the things that you want to improve, update, or change regarding your appearance, daily routine, and style. It’s often the little things that can make all the difference to how you feel, so it’s worth making an effort to discover what and how you can make positive changes.
You don’t need to change who you are; you’ve already secured the job because you’ve impressed the right people and you’re a great fit for your new company. You should take that on board, and gain plenty of confidence when you strut into the office on Monday morning. However, there’s no harm in giving yourself another boost so that your first week feels supercharged, and you be ready to take on all the challenges ahead. Ensuring that you feel great on the outside will allow you to focus on what’s important, and you’ll be able to put extra thought and care to every assignment and task that’s thrown your way. A confident woman is a force to be reckoned with, so you should do all you can to impress on every level. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those about to start their new job, and who want to stand tall and walk proudly into their new environment for a successful career ahead.
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Hair And Makeup
The key to looking great in your work environment is to ensure that you can achieve a put-together and considered look every morning so that you don’t turn up looking disheveled. Therefore, you don’t want a radical new hairstyle or decide to follow a random makeup tutorial on the morning of your first day. Head to your salon and discuss getting something cut that will give you plenty of easy style options, or that’s easy to maintain within a busy schedule. Take some time looking into haircuts for women and discover where the trends are heading this year, and what is going to suit your face shape and lifestyle. You don’t want to look like a fashion victim; timeless style, and subtly are the perfect way to ooze confidence when you’re working. Perhaps you could spend some time on a weekend learning and practising different updos suitable for work. There will always be rushed mornings where you have even less time than usual, so it’s worth having a repertoire up your sleeve regarding an array of quick looks to make you look put-together and composed.
Much like your hair; your makeup routine needs to enhance your natural beauty, and the quicker it is to apply, the better. You don’t want to look like you’re off to a bar or club; workplace makeup should be subtle, but you can still have a little fun and add personality. The more you look and feel like yourself with your cosmetics on your face, the more confidence you’ll feel, and those first presentations and meetings will feel far less daunting. If you want to wear makeup, but feel like you don’t have the skills to make the most of it; head to a beauty counter, and ask for assistance. Makeup artists will be able to match your shades and products correctly, and they’ll also be able to teach you some quick techniques so that getting ready in the morning becomes a breeze. You can switch up colors and styles with lipstick and glosses, and keep everything else pretty simple and neutral so that you’re not risking any potential disasters. Practice over the weekend until you’re happy with what you can achieve in the time you have in the morning, pop your lip color in your handbag and apply it on your way to work or when you get there so that you arrive at your desk with a smile and looking fabulous.
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Having a capsule work wardrobe, that’s separate from the rest of your casual and leisure clothes, is the best way to look sharp, professional, and stylish when you head into your new job. It’s unlikely that you’ll have the spare money to go out and purchase an entirely new wardrobe full of clothes, and don’t worry; that’s fine. You’ll need to invest in some key pieces, and work out what you already own that will become staple parts of your attire during the working week. Again, timeless style will never go out of fashion, so, whether you’re into pants, dresses, or skirts; don’t spend a fortune on crazy prints and silhouettes just because they’re fresh off the catwalk (unless your new job is at Vogue). It’s worth investing in pieces that can be matched with a variety of other garments; therefore, go with clean and simple silhouettes, and neutral or monochrome colors. These items will allow you to add on-trend patterns, colors, and prints to an outfit with ease, and you won’t look like you’re wearing a uniform each day.
Treat yourself to quality accessories; you’ll be using these far more than your casual and weekend items, so think about spending a little more on your new bag and shoes. You could get a great deal or two from online auction sites; as long as they’re great quality leather, in neutral colors; they’ll last you for the months, and even years ahead. Always lay out your outfit, and the cosmetics you’re going to use the night before so that getting ready is as straightforward and simple as possible. You’ll be walking into your new job like you’ve been there for years!