At Boffin we are currently working on a new website. It's all very exciting and we can't wait to share it with you all. Throughout the planning process the same question keeps popping up, "how do we want the world to see Boffin Recruitment?".
The face we present as a business is incredibly important and creating a positive perception of our organisation is key. A developing theme is one of standing out yet remaining professional and it made me wonder, does that ethos extend to our own personalities?
In all walks of life we are told that "first impressions count". It perhaps marks me out as slightly odd but if I see a person in a particular football team's shirt I immediately develop an opinion of that individual, whether positive or negative.
As a society we label people by the clothes they wear, the make-up they apply or the car they drive and thousands of other indicators besides. It is a double-edged sword too. We dress in a way that represents our personalities and are judged accordingly but is this healthy?
There is a danger of placing too much importance on style over substance but it definitely has a place. If you show up to an interview in a Scooby Doo onesie and sliders you probably wouldn't get past the receptionist, even if you are the most qualified candidate. Conversely, a £1000 suit doesn't automatically mean you're the best fit for the job.
As with most things, the key is to find a middle ground. Unless you work from home you will almost certainly have to dress a certain way for your job. That might mean a uniform, a suit or rigger boots but unless you are comfortable with it you are unlikely to perform to your optimum level.
This is true even with our new website. It will represent the values of our company in a professional manner. As a result my suggestion of videos containing grizzly bears in swimming pools is unlikely to make the final cut and that is probably for the best.
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