Whether you are job hunting for a minimum wage job or six figure dream job, trying to borrow a million dollars or attending the Heisman trophy ceremony or impressing your date, dressing for success is important. People judge you by what you wear, how you act and how you speak. Next time you interview for a job, think about how you are presenting yourself. You want to market yourself in the best possible way. What you wear is important, but don’t stop there. Grooming such as hair, nails, shaving or make-up and jewelry all count. Too often a candidate will pick out great clothes and forget to shine his/her shoes or wear too much cologne. Details like these are important! For women, tailoring or specifically tight or too short skirts and revealing blouses or dresses can be equally bad.
What should you do? Men should start with a conservative choice. No one will be rejected because they dressed too conservatively! There are some industries that casual clothes are very acceptable such as entertainment, fashion, and high technology to name a few. Those are exceptions! Men should wear dark suits such as navy blue, black, or dark gray. Women can also wear a conservative dress or suit. Men and women should select a white, blue or conservative stripe shirt. For men, a tie is essential. A burgundy color tie is a good choice. Men and women should select professional shoes to match their outfit. They should be shined and in good condition. Men need dark over the calf socks and women need tan or light color stockings. Grooming for men and women is essential! A neat haircut for men and a professional hair style for women is a must. Limited jewelry for men and women is the standard. Cologne for men and perfume and make-up for women should be sparingly used. Clean, trimmed nails, shaving for men and accessories need to be checked. Last a good pen and portfolio is necessary for carrying your resume or taking notes. If you follow these guidelines you are more likely to be successful. If you like this article, please subscribe.
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