Women love fake nails. That is just a fact of the modern world. I never used to have any until my husband decided to treat me to them one day. Little did he know that he would be unleashing a never-ending beast. I love my nails, and I’m sure you love yours as well. The problem is taking that love into the workplace, as some places do not like their employees to have elaborate nails in the office. If you work in an environment that frowns upon the use of fake nails, you need to figure out how to get what you want without pissing off your employer. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Colors That Are Appropriate for Work
In most cases, you cannot go wrong with a simple white tip. I know that may be a little boring, but it will allow you to get fake nails without any complaints from your employer. If you want to jazz up the white tips a bit, you could always get something with a hint of glitter in it, depending on where you work. Most people won’t be able to see that from a distance, but you will know it is there.
Aside from white, you may also get away with wearing a neutral color, like light pink or peach. Some employers also will not mind a common nail color, like red or burgundy. This will depend on the employer though, so you need to ask before you do anything. The last thing you need is to spend $50 on a manicure that you have to get reversed the next day. This is easy to do if you paint your nails, but it sucks if you get powder colors like I do. Keep this in mind as you go about selecting your nail colors.
Colors That Are Not Appropriate for Work
In most instances, bright colors do not work well for the office. They are just too distracting, and they look unprofessional. You may be really tempted to get lime green on one hand and magenta on the other, but you have to avoid doing that for work. You need to focus instead on getting a color that is going to pull the focus away from your nails. You can still have pretty nails without bright colors. They just won’t stand out as much.
Dark colors like black or blood read can sometimes be a problem for employers. This all depends on where you work though, as some places will not care if you come in with dark brown nails on your fingers. You could always ask if you could get a certain color as a subtle line under a white tip because a lot of employers will budge on that. As long as the majority of your nail is white, you should be able to remain professional looking without giving up your personal sense of style.
The Alternative Option
If you cannot see yourself living without bright colors and spunky patterns, get a pedicure that shows off your wild side. You can wear peep toe shoes to work so people can still see your pedicure, but at least this way you will not have all eyes on your nails. If you sit behind a desk all day, your boss may never know about your secret nail colors down below. You will know though, and so will the other people that you talk to for extended periods of time. You can have the best of both worlds if you are willing to compromise. You just have to think creatively.
I would love to say that all you need to get a job is an online degree and a good opportunity. That is not the case though. Sometimes you actually have to use your personality to land a job as well, which may be a challenge if you aren’t used to wooing people without being cheesy. A lot of the jobs that I have earned and maintained were purely the result of my personality. My capabilities as a cv writer played a main role in the positions. If you want to guarantee that you will get a job in the near future, you need to learn how to use charm the right way.
Here are some tips to help you do just that.
A Smile Shows Approachability
If you smile a lot when you are in a job interview, you will show the hiring manager that you are approachable and kind. That will go a long way in helping you get a job because it will show the employer that you can be a good team player. When I say smile, I’m not talking about a creepy, insincere smile – nor am I talking about something that seems forced or unprofessional. You have to just work in a smile when you first shake hands with the person, and any other time you feel that it is fitting and appropriate. Little subtle changes in behavior like this will make a big difference in the impression you leave on your potential employer.
A Sense of Humor Shows Likability
There is nothing wrong with making a joke or two in a job interview as long as they are appropriate for work. You have to say these in the right way too. Otherwise they could come off as disrespectful or even mean. I like to answer with, “I suppoooooose you can do that” when a potential employer asks if he or she can do something with my application. It shows just enough lightheartedness to be likeable without going overboard with humor. This is a delicate balance to master, but it is something that could help you land a job in the future.
Eye Contact Shows Confidence
If you really want to make a good impression on your employer, you need to make eye contact when he or she talks. This will be both charming and enticing at the same time. When you look someone in the eyes, he or she is instantly compelled to talk to you even more. This shows that you are confident in who you are and why you should be chosen for a job. A little bit of eye contact could go a long way in the workforce.
A Flirtatious Personality Shows…
That you’re a bit of a whore. Goodness, that is terrible of me to say, but it is true. If you have to flirt your way to getting a job, you aren’t going to be very respected in the end. You need to be charming without coming across as a flirt. I know the terms may be somewhat interchangeable in the dating world, but they aren’t in the job market. Keep the flirtation in check and try to remain as professional as possible.
You are the only one that can master the charm you need for a job interview. It could definitely help you get a job in the future, but only if you know how to use it. Don’t bat your eyes and assume that you will get a job. You may need a slightly different tactic. Hopefully the tips above will help you find that in the end.
Most people associate starting a business with someone who is in his 30s or 40s. Any age before that is just too young to enter the business world…right? That I can honestly say is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. My husband is 23 and I am 22. We’ve owned our own business since we were 19 and 20. So far we have had a fantastic run, aside from a few little bumps and bruises at first. You just have to expect that when you start something new though.
If you have plans for starting a business at an early age, you really need to explore them. Don’t stifle your ideas just because someone else has discouraged you from testing the waters. If you never try, you will never know if you could succeed. Here are some general tips I wish I would have known when I started my business. I think I would have been a lot better off with them.
Have a Steady Source of Money
When you first start your business, you need to make sure that you have the money to be able to do so. Most new businesses take six months to a year to start yielding profits, so you need to be prepared for the possibility that you may not make any money at all. Before you tell your boss to screw off, you may want to keep your current job and work on your business on the side. This may not leave much time for the business, but you have to make sure you maintain a source of income no matter what.
You just need to go over your finances and make sure you can pay your bills without the money from the business. It is going to cost you money before it allows you to earn any of it, and you can’t afford to ignore the harsh reality of that.
Research the Industry Carefully
Before you make plans to start your own business, you really need to know what you are getting yourself into. Know about the expected income you can make at first and the overall success rate that most people have in the industry. Compare the costs versus the potential profits and see if you can honestly be happy with what you may make from your business. The numbers and workload may catch you by surprise. A friend of mine started his own welding business and made well over $100,000 a year, but after fees, taxes, and all that fun stuff, he only netted about $30,000. The 72 hours he spent at work a week just wasn’t worth it at that point. You have to do all the research you need to make sure you don’t end up in the same boat.
Make a Plan
If you know that you want to get involved with a certain kind of business, you need to make a clear business plan. This should highlight your expected costs and revenue streams for once to five years, and it should have goals in place that you can follow. With the right plan, you should be able to get start your own business even at a young age. You just have to be passionate and committed from the start.