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JOBS: How to Dress in a Work Environment

Did you know that your dress code at work is very important? Your dress code has an impact on your image and how others interact with you on a daily basis.

Dressing well is one of the key things that an individual should be cautious about. Have you ever noticed that on the days that you feel you have dressed well, you get much respect in the places that you go to? You also noticed that you are not treated like a regular person because of your looks. 

Dressing well does not mean that you have to dress in expensive clothes, you can also go for the imported clothes 'mitumba'. Being able to select good clothes and style them in a good manner is something that you need to practice a lot.

In doing this, you can source your styles from various sites and media such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook among others. You can also install some apps on your phone to help you in matching your outfits.

As an employee in an organization, you should ensure that you dress to your best every day. You should also put in mind the days of the week and how to dress each day. 

To be on the safer side and to avoid confusion, you can plan your entire week's dress code before the week begins. This not only helps you to be organized but also saves on time. 

What are the types of dress codes in a workplace?

Generally, there are several types of dress codes that you need to consider in a work environment.

1. Business formal

This is the highest level of professional dress attire, which includes tailored suits and ties for men and a pantsuit or skirt suit with conservative accessories and shoes for women.

A dark pants suit, a dark suit, and tie, a black suit with a light button-down shirt, a skirt suit, or a suit dress are all examples of business formal attire. A long evening gown may be appropriate in some cases. Shoe options include formal flats, heels, oxfords, or loafers. Accessorize your outfit with jewelry, belts, a tie clip, or small cuff links.

Business official dress code. PHOTO FILE

2. Business professional 

Colors and patterns are more flexible for business professionals. Men typically wear suits and ties with more patterns and colors, while women typically wear a suit or skirt, top, and jacket paired with more noticeable jewelry, such as chunky watches or statement pieces.

Business professional. PHOTO FILE

3. Business Casual

If your employee handbook states that you can dress business casual, you are not required to wear a suit, pumps, and stockings every day. However, regardless of how casual the dress code is, you should maintain a certain level of professionalism.

Men typically dress in button-up shirts, while women can dress in skirts, slacks, or khakis with a cardigan or jacket. Employees are given more leeway when it comes to jewelry and other accessories.

Business casual attire. PHOTO FILE

4. Casual code

The most difficult part may be ensuring that you maintain a professional demeanor.

Clothes should still be pressed, neat, and appropriate for the job. For men, casual pants and slacks will be worn with collared polos or crew-neck sweaters.

Women are free to wear well-fitting tops and blouses, slacks, or skirts. With a casual dress code, fun patterns and colors are acceptable.

Casual outfits are also recommended for Fridays because they set the tone for the upcoming weekend.

Casual attire. PHOTO FILE

Regardless of how casual your workplace attire is, you don't want to show up for work looking rushed. Spend some time each morning getting ready. People's perceptions of you may change if you wear wrinkled or dirty clothes.

Here are some Job samples in Nairobi.

JOB 1: QSSK-DGM-FAA-Financial Accountant Assistant at Q-Sourcing Servtec Group

About Q-Sourcing Servtec Group

Q-Sourcing Servtec Group is a global management consulting firm that helps people make significant improvements to their business performance and realize their most important career goals. With over 15 years in business and a combined 25 years plus personnel experience, we have built a company uniquely equipped to provide quality personnel & skilled individuals to improve productivity through customized services.

Academic Qualifications

  • Business Related Degree Preferably Bachelor of Commerce in Accounts or Finance and CPA 4 or ACCA 4 qualifications.

Professional Qualifications & Job Competencies

  • Understanding and Commitment to the Company Core Values
  • Knowledge of ERP System SAP/Ecommerce System.
  • Understanding and Knowledge of basic bookkeeping.
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication skills.
  • Experience in LPG Industry or E-commerce business will be an added advantage.
  • Stock Valuation reports.
  • Prepayment schedule update.
  • Revenue & Consumption Report.
  • IFRS 16 (Leases) report update.
  • Fuel Analysis monthly report.
  • Fixed Asset Register monthly update.
  • Must display a Can-do attitude and Work well with others.
  • Punctual and Reliable.
  • The ability to multi-task in a high-paced work environment.

Previous Relevant Work Experience Required.

  • Minimum 5 years of Accounting Experience with 2 years of previous experience in similar 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Q-Sourcing Servtec Group on www.linkedin.com to apply.
JOB 2: Founding Engineer: Backend at Shamiri Institute

About Shamiri Institute

Our mission is to provide youths, in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and beyond, with evidence-based tools to improve their life outcomes. We believe in a world where youth, anywhere, can actualize their life outcomes. Founded at Harvard and launched in Kenya in 2018, we combine rigorous social science research with deep contextual knowledge of the education and mental healthcare space in SSA and beyond.

Opportunity

As a founding engineer, you’ll take on the responsibilities of a founder. You’ll help us build and scale our platform from hundreds to millions of users.

  • A true software leadership role within a tech startup that will combine software development and leading early team members (80% execution and 20% strategy + management).
  • You will design daily activities that support product development to help achieve big picture goals.
  • You will work directly with the founders to lead the engineering efforts to help shape and execute the product roadmap.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Architect and build our core mobile (android and iOS) and web products.
  • Engineer efficient and reusable systems that drive complex mobile and web applications
  • Deploy and distribute mobile and web applications
  • Build and maintain backend database and infrastructure
  • Maintain HIPAA and GDPR compliance and general security through best practice implementation
  • Tackle tough design and product problems
  • Work collaboratively with design and product to deliver delightful user experiences
  • Write and maintain technical documentation, unit tests, and integration tests

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience with Flask, Node & REACT
  • Experience building and maintaining REST APIs
  • Experience with implementing CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience in deployment and distribution of production level mobile apps
  • Experience with scaling relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) and writing performant queries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Dialogflow and other NLP platforms
  • Experience with implementing a recommender system

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Shamiri Institute on www.linkedin.com to apply.
JOB 3: Clinical Psychologist at Shamiri Institute

About Shamiri Institute

Our mission is to provide youths, in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and beyond, with evidence-based tools to improve their life outcomes. We believe in a world where youth, anywhere, can actualize their life outcomes. Founded at Harvard and launched in Kenya in 2018, we combine rigorous social science research with deep contextual knowledge of the education and mental healthcare space in SSA and beyond.

Opportunity

We are looking for a compassionate clinical psychologist to assist us in making assessments and identifying a wide variety of disorders in clients, and formulating suitable treatments.

  • The clinical psychologist will employ a range of methods to assess clients’ issues.
  • The clinical psychologist will be instrumental in developing and performing interventions. You will utilize various treatment strategies, such as behavior modification and stress reduction therapy. You will continuously measure the success of treatment programs, and make changes where necessary.
  • To be successful in this role, you should be able to develop an effective, tailor-made treatment plan for each client, and consistently conduct follow-ups. Top candidates will be unprejudiced and have keen observational and analytical skills.

Responsibilities

  • Making assessments and interpretations based on biopsychosocial evaluations, psychometric tests, semi-structured interviews, therapy sessions, and other neuropsychological assessments.
  • Collaborating with other healthcare providers and therapists to evaluate condition of clients.
  • Formulating and creating personalized interventions, treatments, and management plans for clients.
  • Assessing clients' risk, considering their mental health and social needs when performing interventions.
  • Interacting with clients and other parties regarding performing interventions.
  • Employing various treatment methods such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, and psychodrama.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of interventions and implementing changes where required.
  • Training and supervising therapists and other providers.
  • Ensuring the maintenance and safe storage of accurate program and client records, and all other pertinent documents.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of clients’ treatment and records in accordance with regulatory expectations. Participating in clinical training seminars and mentoring assistant psychologists, psychology students, and interns on-site.
  • Working towards positioning the agency as a pioneer in psychological interventions.

Qualifications

  • Masters' degree in clinical psychology (or related field)
  • Registered and accredited with a professional body
  • Experienced with specialist psychological assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems of varying severity and complexity.
  • Proficient with psychological therapies, risk assessment, training, and supervision.
  • Proficient with planning and performing psychological interventions.
  • Current awareness of developments in relevant fields.
  • Ability to maintain and complete clinical documentation consistently

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Shamiri Institute on www.linkedin.com to apply.

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