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10 Best Grooming Factors For Working In IT – BPO

Grooming”- a word that has various kinds of definitions! Our society always gives preferences to well-groomed personalities. Business industries or our professional areas are also not different. If you maintain and present yourself in a well-groomed way with proper manners, then surely you will be on the first line. 

Here I am going to represent and explain to you about the best 10 types of grooming factors which you need to join the IT- BPO industry.

Grooming is doing the necessary things to yourself, which will help you to become presentable in public according to the occasion. Now there are 10 points, which you are going to need whenever you work in the IT-BPO industry.

Let’s divide this “Grooming” word into two Categories-

1. Behavioral aspect

2. Physical aspect

While talking about the “Behavioral aspect”, there are a few points which you should keep in mind. If you are working in this industry-

a. The first impression is the last impression –

when you are going to meet a person for the first time, you need to keep one thing in mind, the way you are going to present yourself in your first meet, that’s going to stay last. So prepare yourself before your first meeting according to the event.

b. “Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.”~ Korean Proverb –

Avoid Gossiping- Try to invest your time in a better way. If you have free time then you can learn something about other projects of your company or new technology etc. in short, don’t waste your time, utilize it and keep your image clean!!

c. Communication is the Key –

If you are willing to learn, Communicate! Communication is the only way of the learning process. Or on the other hand, I can say, it is a process that can clear your path. Communicate with your colleagues, managers, clients and be open to learning anything. 

d. Understand the work environment –

This is a very important part. Every work environment is different. In the IT field, the work environment is different than the other fields. You need to understand how your colleagues are, about your boss, about rules and regulations, etc. 

e. Be Personable yet Professional – 

When you are going to work in a professional environment, you have to balance between personal and professional matters. Everyone has something in their personal life, but you need to maintain your professionalism and dedication towards your work. Ultimately the bitter truth is, we all are working to get paid so that we can enjoy and stay alive in our personal life. If you mess up with your professional life, your personal life will get affected as well. 

f. Open to learning –

Learning never ends. A person can learn in their deathbed too. To be successful in your career and most importantly as a human being, you should have to be always open to learning something new from anyone. Technical skills are very important in this industry. Always try to stay updated with new technologies. 

g. Be ready for challenges –

That’s the best part. I love challenges. While working in any field, you have to face many and different kinds of challenges from different aspects. Life is never easy. Never be scared to face it. If you win, take it gladly; but if you don’t, then be gladder. Because you have got a chance to learn something new. Be mentally prepared when you are going to work professionally. 

Now, let’s come to the point of “Physical aspect”

a. Take care of your body and your mind:  

Stay hygienic and clean are the most important things. One of the most important parts is you have to stay fit. You have to maintain a physical routine for your personal health. It will consume a lot of energy. So to balance that you have to maintain a proper diet consisting of proteins, vitamins, etc. Apart from that you also have to stay mentally healthy. Try to ignore any negative vibes around you.

So there are two categories:-

1. Men’s Body: Trimming your beards, neat and clean haircut and maintenance, shaped nails, get rid of body odors by using good perfume.

2. Women’s Body: Proper haircut and maintenance ( if you have long hair then tie it in a simple and clean way/if you have short hair then make sure it is properly tied with simple hair accessories), shaped nails, use mild perfume, normal or soft makeup, light or almost lip’s colored lipstick and light nail polish.

b. Wear clean clothes and shoes:

Wearing clean clothes is basic hygiene. While working you don’t want to stink like anything because of your sweat, right? There are many things like that which have to understand by yourself and take good care of it. 

c. Office Attire:

Some industries might accept casual attire in office, but in the IT-BPO sector, you have to be properly dressed. Your clothes should be washed, cleaned and ironed. Wear clothes as per your office attire. Your shoes should be polished and clean every day. There is a list-

1. For Men’s – Formal Trousers, plain or almost plain shirt, tie and sometimes Blazers or Coat, one Colored shocks (preferably Black or White), Formal shoes

2. Women’s – Formal Trouser or knee-length skirt, plain or almost plain shirt, tie and sometimes Blazers or Coat. If wearing skirts then skin/black colored stockings. Or if wearing trousers then one Colored shocks (preferably Black), Formal shoes.

Grooming is a very important part of professional life. You have to know how to behave, how to present yourself in front of your managers and others in your office. I have discussed briefly the most important points, now it’s your turn to apply in your practical life.

I wish you my best regards in your career!!

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EDDIE SMITH

Senior Operation Manager

Cybertoss Pvt. Ltd.

He has been a passionate writer for a long time and presently working as Operation Manager at CyberToss Pvt. Ltd. He has a huge interest in reading classics and share his awesome experiences of life, passion and profession in his different blogs which every single one is a must read article.

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