With a multitude of executive courses from leadership to presentation skills all designed to give a personal edge in the market place, it seems strange that one of the basic and most immediate elements to create an impression, that of appearance, is often left to chance. Technology puts executives increasingly in the public eye and the immediacy with which they are expected to deliver media sound bites leaves little time for the establishment of credentials.
This is particularly the case for women who struggle to find a comparative to match the visual reinforcement of authority that is the man’s tailored suit. We commented on this in the February edition of the Economist [insert link to previous post].
It is reassuring therefore that the leading networking portal linking both senior executives and potential new employers, Goldjobs, recognises this as an additional way to support their high level clients. The founder, Rosalyn Rahme, has a solid background in headhunting, executive search and senior level recruitment for the banking, finance and other industry sectors. She uses this to great effect for both candidates and clients. Services are provided via a two way gateway through which future affiliations can be fast tracked.
We are thrilled that they have elected to include Tailoring for Women as part of the services they offer to their clients. We consider this an acknowledgement of the importance of reviewing all elements of one’s corporate persona when searching for a new placement.