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Q : Im starting a new job in a very coporate enviorment next month. After being unemployed for over 8 months ,Im a little out of the loop on what too buy. I had been at the office I worked in for 15 years . So I fell into a rut . The new place the women seem very polished and modern ? Can you give me some tips on how to intergrate , into my new work enviorment.
Irene -Foxboro , Massachusetts
A: I can totally help you with this . I too make money and survive, eat (etc) as an admin assistant . I do makeup on the weekends for now.Im also starting a new job on monday . Since you have a month to prepare here are some tips that will help. One thing I will say is as much as we all like to stand out. When you enter a new enviorment , especially a corporate one . Looking similar to your co -workers helps you make a smoother transition . Think about when you were in your office. A new employee started you sized him or her up the minute they walked in. Key to remember is you got the job . You belong there in the first place . Being Confident is key over everything else.
- Closet Inventory : If you have been on unemplouyment and things have been tight see what you have already. I recomend to pull the following items.
Grey Dress Pants
Tan Dress Pants
Cardigan Sweaters ( light ones since it almost spring )
Basic Color Dresses / Cut to the knee or longer . ( no patterns yet , they can make you look dated)
White Button Down Shirt
Silk and Fine Cotton Shells .
Blk , gray , brown , blazers
shoes , belts etc
This is just a few key items that you can work with . There classics and basics that can be intergrated into new pieces .
- What to buy .
- Hair /brows / ladystash
- Makeup /Nails
With so many great vibrate colors to choose from , You want to go with a french manicure , nude , or clear . berry , burgandy red . Though I do know that black is becoming mainstream. After your first week just by looking you'll know what is exceptable. I find in most very structured micro managed companies . Nails arent that regulated as long as there clean and neat . Scope it out first .
Hope this helps you , Congrats and Good Luck !
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