MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION
The Secrets of Proper Attire
Learn the Employer’s Dress Style
Looking the part can help you make a good first impression.
The Importance of Proper Attire
Even though we would like to think that our skills and abilities get us the job, appearance does count. First impressions are made within five minutes of meeting someone and help shape all future impressions, so it is important to dress professionally.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveyed 457 employers who recruit new college graduates, and an overwhelming 92 percent believe candidate’s overall appearance influences their opinion about that candidate!
When meeting potential employers, dress appropriately. It can b helpful to remember to always dress for the job you want.
Business attire suggests formal, conservative dress style. It is expected when interviewing with an employer, unless stated otherwise. Attention to detail, impeccable grooming, and a well-fitting suit are vital to make lasting good impression.
Business Casual Attire
Business Casual is an oxymoron! Dress code policies have been changing for the last decade. Dressing more casually is meant to make a life easier, but confusion over appropriate attire has caused many employers to adopt some type of business casual standard. Whether it is casual Fridays, shirts with the organization’s logo, or a guide for acceptable dress, the casual dress code is becoming more defined.
Men’s Interview Attire
Socks, Shoe, and Belt
The Dress Shirt
Women’s Interview Attire
Makeup and Grooming