Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won’t run. ~Phyllis Diller
With all the goings on in this world of ours, I was surprised to find that pantyhose dos and don’ts is a popular topic on the Internet. Admittedly, it’s a pleasant distraction from the campaign rhetoric.
I personally think that the only place pantyhose belong are over the head of someone robbing a bank. They are uncomfortable and often times unflattering, just another thing to tug at all day long.
But the experts seem to agree that in strict corporate environments, such as law firms, and for interviews and important business meetings, pantyhose are a must. Additionally, when starting a new job, professionals recommend erring on the side of caution. Remember, many of your potential employers may be older than you and pantyhose may be a part of their business culture. It’s best to fit in, even if it means feeling like a sausage link all day long.
So here’s some helpful advice on navigating nylons:
- Pay attention to what your superiors and coworkers are wearing and if there’s not a panty-hosed leg in sight, ditch them in the nearest trashcan.
- Don’t wear black stockings to work. Black hose are still considered evening attire. Stick to the basic tans for the office, just a shade or two darker than your skin tone.
- Be realistic about the condition of your legs- they need to be in spectacular condition to pull off a naked appearance. If your legs have a lot of moles, scars or varicose veins, stockings will actually diminish their appearance.
- Remember to shave. Stubble sticking out of your hose will do nothing to improve the appearance of your outfit.
Sources & Resources- click on any of the links below for more information!
Lisa Cullen,Pantyhose at work: yea or nay.
Barbara Safani, Wearing Pantyhose at Work: A Survival Guide.
Anna Runyon, What To Wear To Work This Summer.
Any hosiery tips or tricks? We’d love for you to share!
Competition for jobs is fierce and most employers are stretched for time. Accordingly, the time spent searching for the ideal employee is diminishing. Recent studies suggest that employers spend about 20 seconds on their initial evaluation of a resume. At this point, most end up on the reject pile.
How do you keep your resume from being discarded? Here are 4 mistakes that employers and Human Resource professionals say will land your resume in the trash faster than you can say Jack Robinson:
- Too busy. Microsoft WordArt and flowery fonts have their place- in a 4th grade book report. Big girl resumes use one font that is professional and pleasing to the eye. Have several friends proofread before submitting. Do they find your resume attractive? If your editors think it’s a visual nightmare, revise.
- Using a popular resume template. Most employers have seen resumes created from templates a million times. In addition to boring them to death, a generic resume can signal a lack of imagination. Remember, you never want to be just another face in the crowd.
- Using an unprofessional email account to send the resume. While your friends might love getting email from email@example.com, a potential boss may not find it cute or professional. Avoid any problems by setting up a free Gmail or Yahoo account using your name as your address. Use this account for all job search communication.
- Contact information is wrong or missing. Always, always, always double-check your contact information, especially if it has changed recently. If an employer can’t contact you using the information on your resume, they won’t bother contacting you at all.
Anything you’d like to add to the list? Share and help us develop a knock-out resume!
Sources & Resources
Peter Vogt, Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes.
Katharine Hansen, Ph.D, Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes.
Judith Aquino, HR Execs Reveal The 13 Most Common Resume Blunders.