Dress your way out of danger

Natasha Hughes
Sydney Morning Herald

The experts agree that dressing appropriately can help make your job recession proof, writes Natasha Hughes.

You might be clever and well-connected in the office, but this won’t necessarily shield you if the grim reaper of retrenchment sweeps in.

Years of loyalty can be dismissed with a single tap to the shoulder as economic downturn selects its victims more often from the older and ”more expensive” ranks of employees.

So how about some ”retrenchment proofing” by ensuring you look modern and engaged, that you belong and know what you’re doing?

Appearance matters in business as much as anywhere else, says branding expert Murray Chenery.

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“Those who control the images control us. And while we have been entranced by the celluloid shadows on the walls of Plato’s cave, these corporate forces have effectively dismantled Social Security, unions, welfare, public health services, and public housing—the institutions of social democracy.” – Chris Hedges, author.

Related: Self-worth needs to go beyond appearance

 

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