The Style Office: You know a good investment when you see one! Let your summer skin shine through, even at a work function. Your look will say you are both gorgeous and strong even from across the room in this Scalloped Luna Lace Dress available from Kyonna.com. It's sheer shoulders feel modestly sexy, as opposed to going completely strapless which may not feel appropriate. Be sure to wear black or clear bra straps. If you're a woman of a particular age, there's no need to sacrifice the support of a good bra. For more style tips go to the end of this post. #expectcompliments
It's time to invest in yourself! Don't miss out on a great career opportunity because you lack in professional skills. If you're over 40 and it's been a while since you've invested in your personal development, it can feel particularly daunting to navigate in this new disruptive market. A wise business mentor once told me,
“YOU are your most important asset! You MUST take care of your investment or you’re gonna lose it...then what else will you have to work with?”
Definitely sage advice for a time like this. And..the ROI is fantastic! The best part is today, you'll likely need to invest more time than money, if you do it right.
“Why companies don’t train workers anymore.” was the title of the article in Bloomberg. I shared the article on Facebook and declared, “It’s time for me to give you 5 ways to train thyself." Although the article seemed to focus on automotive and skilled labor, I knew it was also true in the corporate office. Here’s the jist of the article:
“Job skills tend to translate (in today’s market) companies can make the cost-saving decision to cut worker training and simply hire people with the skills they need… No one is training.” (Bloomberg)
It seems the most important skill maybe the ability to gain new skills. That said, where are you going to get these skills if the training budget is dwindling. Business is changing and thus the "corporate" career is changing. Fast Company calls it “Generation Flux”.
“Our institutions are out of date; the long career is dead; you can't rely on an established business model or a corporate ladder to point your way.” (Fast Company)
Planning to switch careers, start a business or climb up into the C Suite? There's no need to feel stagnant or unprepared for new opportunities. Energize your brand and thrive in Generation Flux. Learn from every new experiences, collecting skills along the way to "go confidently into the direction of your dreams."
Stay inspired my friends. Keep the faith.
Come back for more tips to enhance your personal brand. I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment here or on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @thecurvystylist and tell me "What was the last investment you made in your greatest asset...YOU?!
Want to read ahead? Check this out: http://www.fastcompany.com/1802731/four-year-career
Runway to the Everyday. I feel a chic Dolce & Gabbana moment with sexy lace and bold gold earrings (sans necklace). It's all about the dangling earrings in this D&G ad. Try the dress with a blazer or chunky cardigan with booties for work or a date. An investment in Kiyonna's Scalloped Luna Lace Dress will not disappoint at $158.