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How to look the part — Part Two

Making the switch from newbie to professional… 

You’ve been at work for about a year… perhaps you started as an intern and then graduated to trainee. You’ve handled crises and worked hard on the daily stuff. So how do you get your peers and your seniors to consider you for the next level of growth. Maybe there’s an opening in your organisation, or maybe you are looking elsewhere. Either way you need to be seen as a young professional rather than as a entry level player…

Reading is a must

Business reading is an absolute must as a professional. Staying abreast of the latest economic trends, the business trends in your industry, and a general sense of what’s happening in the country, is critical to be perceived as an informed professional.

Some reading suggestions

From the daily papers including a business paper to specialist magazines such as The Economist, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, there are certain publications that should be read by all career-minded professionals.

There are also evergreen, popular business titles that should be read: ‘Who moved my Cheese’, ‘Blue Oceans Strategy’, ‘Rich Boy, Poor Boy’, and ‘From Good to Great’. There could also be other reads from your specific industry. This ensures that you can participate in a professional discussion, with an informed point of view.

Dressing for the role

Libas has long known that career women need ensembles that can support the varied professional roles they take on at work. The latest collection of outfits includes several outfits that can turn from competent professional to glamorous party-goer with just a few deft touches such as a stole or a pair of heels or an evening bag!

In Black and White!

White Rayon Black Stripes Aline Maxi Dress with Checks Shrug

Smart and svelte, this confident and cheerful dress with a chequered shrug is ideal for quick turnarounds from workplace to fun-place; meetings to dinner.

Simple and elegant

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White never goes out of style. And when the silhouette is clean and simple, it transcends seasonal trends to become a classic. This white dress can go places, from meeting rooms and presentations to cocktails and dinners. 

Chic and Stylish 

Brown Cotton Solid Sharara

Brown is such a timeless colour. When teamed with a sophisticated white top, these sharara pants assume a made-for-all-seasons appeal that works anywhere and for any occasion at work or beyond.

Moods of the Earth and Sea

Multi Rayon Printed Straight Kurta with Rayon Printed Palazzo

Some classic colour combinations never fail to look fetching and are bound to draw compliments where you wear them. This classic pantsuit is feminine and yet restrained enough to carry off anywhere.

Cheerful and Vibrant

Yellow Rayon Block Print Aline Kurta with Ethnic Jacket

Graceful and elegant, this tunic dress layered with a shrug adds a touch of colour and festive brightness, whether at work or at play. Look good, feel confident enough to take on the world!

Muted Chic

Grey Rayon Printed Flared Tunic

Subtle is the key word. Feminine and charming, this grey and yellow combination assures that you will never be overlooked. Yet, understatement often wins the day and this is a clear statement of good taste and quiet self-belief. 

Last but not least

Dress (and prepare) for the role you seek before it is given to you… this advice comes from the smartest of corporate achievers. Success and achievement is not only about excellence, knowledge and self-confidence but also about the ability to project your innate capability so it is evident to others. Follow some of the tips we have set down for you and enjoy the ride. We wish you success with a long and fruitful career ahead. (To Be Continued) 

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