Well folks it is starting to be that time again in Washington, DC, when everyone starts taking off their clothes and showing their bodies. So in preparation for this event in the workplace. Just think about this “How Not to Dress no-no” (not good for your professional image).
We are coming into the seasons of wearing sandals and all sorts of open toe shoes. Please, please clean your feet first. It was a hard winter in metro DC and your feet might need a good pedicure or even a good soaking for the beginnig of the season. Why bother? No one wants to look at your unkempt, dirty and ragged toenails and crusty heels. Old School folks, in particular, might associate the unkept feet with your attitude toward your personal self image and maybe professionalism. I know, I know what difference does it make. Well, you always want to keep a competitive edge. You are always want to look sharp and well groomed. Ready for the next step!!! Good grooming is a part of your professional presence – your professional brand.
Another no-no — no flip flops at work. Grant you while flip-flops may be great for home and the beach, they are not appropriate in most workplaces within the federal government. When I see you in flip flpos it makes me think you don’t care how you look at work – you don’t care what image you project about yourself to others and yourself. In fact, flip flops are not appropriate for a visit to the White House. Check out the sign outside the West Wing at http://www.ehow.com/how_4671510_tour-west-wing-white-house.html