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Does Your Personal Style Hold You Back? (The Post Game)

Rob Ryan New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator
Rob Ryan New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator (Image : Wikimedia Commons)

Appearance matters in the workplace, even for jobs on sports teams. Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator for the NFL New Orleans Saints, apparently is being bypassed for top head coaching jobs because of his long, flowing locks. “If he wants to be a head coach, he has to cut his hair,” ESPN sports journalist Chris Mortensen said on a recent episode of “NFL Insiders,” quoting team executives. “It is about image for these guys. They want a CEO-type. That’s what, they want.”

What do you think? Would you sacrifice your personal style and individuality to obtain a position that offered more money and prestige?

Personality > Skills (Career Advisor Daily)

Richard Branson Virgin CEO Career Advice
Richard Branson (Image via Career Advisor Daily).

In LinkedIn’s “How I Hire” series, Richard Branson writes about the key to hiring the right employees: Personality.

In the article, Branson says: “Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality…Find people with transferable skills – you need team players who can pitch in and try their hand at all sorts of different jobs.”

Is a winning personality (or attitude) more important than tangible skills?

Powerful Women Who Stayed Single By Choice (WeWomen)

Coco Chanel Diane Keaton Florence Nightingale Tyra Banks
From left: Coco Chanel, Diane Keaton, Florence Nightingale, and Tyra Banks. (Images via WeWomen).

Coco Chanel, Jane Austen, Tyra Banks, and Diane Keaton are women who have done extraordinary things with their lives that getting married wasn’t a top priority. Marriage is not a fantasy for every women – some dream of conquering the world. And that’s just as great.

And lastly…

Working Woman Style is Changing


Working Woman Style began as a resource to “inspire everyday women to dress better at work every day.” That mission remains but, to do this, a few changes to the blog are necessary. If you visit often, you’ll notice them over the next couple of weeks, so bear with me – I appreciate you and I hope you like the new direction. I will keep you in the loop of our revamped name, look and content format. If you’re new here, hi and welcome!

Enjoy your week ahead!

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