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.