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WE’RE HERE TO TELL YOU HOW IT IS, LIKE IT IS – AND HOW TO DEAL WITH WHAT THAT MEANS.

PEO­PLE SAY RAC­ING SEA­SON IS THE TIME TO EX­PER­I­MENT IN THE SUIT­ING STAKES. WHAT ARE SOME DOS AND DON’TS? BRAN­DON, VIA EMAIL

It’s true; rather than look­ing like you’ve come to the race­track straight from the of­fice, feel free to mix things up with suits that show more per­son­al­ity – colours like royal blue and bur­gundy, or checks and pat­terns. That said, some events have strict dress codes, so do your re­search.

I WANT TO ASK MY BOSS FOR A RAISE, BUT AM UN­SURE HOW TO AP­PROACH IT. ANY TIPS? BEN, VIA EMAIL

Tim­ing is key – it’s not the best idea to ask af­ter the com­pany’s an­nounced a record loss. Clearly ex­plain why you de­serve more money, bas­ing your ar­gu­ment on con­crete re­sults. And be re­al­is­tic. Pay rises are typ­i­cally be­tween one and five per cent a year, so prob­a­bly not time to start shop­ping for a new yacht just yet.

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