Dress LIke You Mean Business
Capable or Careless? Distinctive or Disorganized? Ambitious or Ambivalent?
How you present yourself when meeting a potential employer can make or break your
chance of being hired.
- Wear a smile – be attentive and enthusiastic.
- Hair should be neat, out of the face and free of accessories
- Nails should be clean, and if polished, should be a light color and design free.
- Use perfume sparingly.
- Don't over-accessorize – jewelry should not be distracting.
- Ill-fitting and wrinkled attire is a business turnoff.
- Suit should be an appropriate length for sitting as well as standing.
- If wearing a blouse, choose a soft pattern or solid color.
- Wear comfortable, conservative, polished shoes, not open-toed shoes or sandals.
- Choose conservative-style portfolio or briefcase.
- Purse must be professional in appearance and size.
- Keep your resume easily accessible so you don't fumble looking for it.
- It is never "casual Friday" at Career Fair.
- Look upbeat, interested, and engaged.
- Wear a conservative, well-groomed hairstyle.
- A moderate amount of facial hair is acceptable, clean shaven is best.
- A suit is complemented by a pastel-colored dress shirt.
- A dress shirt should be worn with a suit jacket.
- Wear your shirt tucked in with a belt.
- Tie should not be too bold or busy.
- Wear dark colored trouser socks.
- Make sure dress shoes are polished, dark, and conservative.
- Your portfolio or briefcase complements a conservative style.
- Carefree is never the look for an interview.
- Always arrive with fresh, wrinkle-free copies of your resume.
- No sneakers, period.