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Dressfor Success
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  • 1. Dress for Success: Your Guide to Looking Sharp Ricky Cronin Elaine McChesney
  • 2. BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL FOR WOMEN
    • Matching suit jacket and knee length (or longer) skirt or pants
    • Conservative colors, (i.e. navy, black, gray)
    • Long sleeve or short sleeve blouses
    • Dress shoes or dress boots with long skirts or pants only
  • 3. BUSINESS ATTIRE FOR WOMEN
    • Business knee-length dresses with suit jacket
    • Suit jacket and pressed pants (do not have to be of the same set)
    • Blouses
    • Third piece
    • Dress shoes or dress boots with long skirts or pants only
  • 4. BUSINESS CASUAL FOR WOMEN
    • Pressed khakis or slacks
    • Knee-length or longer dresses/skirts
    • Sweater sets
    • Long or short sleeve blouses
    • Non-athletic socks and shoes
    • Dress shoes, heels, or boots
  • 5. INTERVIEW ATTIRE FOR WOMEN
    • Suits:
      • Color: Navy, gray, cobalt blue, and black
      • Length of skirt: below the knee
    • Blouse:
      • Best fabrics: Silk, cotton, or rayon
      • Color: Neutral nothing overwhelming
      • Modest cut
    • Shoes:
      • Match your suit, no contrasting tones
      • Color: Black or navy
      • Style: Closed toe pump with small heel (no more than 2 inches)
    • Accessories
      • Neutral hose
      • Belt and purse match shoes
      • Jewelry: subtle do not want to draw attention to any one thing
  • 6. Business Professional - Men
    • Invest in your Suit; SPEND SOME MONEY
      • Quality is cheap in the long run
      • Get it tailored, make sure it fits (sleeves not too long, pants not too high or too long)
    • Nothing Flashy (Try Dark Navy or Charcoal)
      • Don’t try to send a fashion statement
    • 2 or 3 buttons (always leave bottom button unbuttoned)
  • 7. Business Attire
    • A mix between business casual and business professional
    • Wear slacks and a blazer/sport coat
    • Nice collared shirt underneath but no tie is required
    • Dress Shoes
  • 8. Business Casual
    • Wide range of business casual for men
    • Casual End: Pressed khakis and a polo-style shirt
    • Nice End: Dress slacks and a long sleeve button down
    • Shirts must have a collar
    • Cannot wear athletic shoes or socks
  • 9. “ Casual” Casual for Guys and Gals
    • Doesn’t mean that you can show up wearing anything you want
    • Remember that you are still portraying an image of yourself
    • Don’t try out the newest fashion trends
    • Don’t overdress
  • 10. Shoes & Ties & Belts
    • The color of your belt & shoes must match
    • I suggest shoes with laces
    • Shoes can make or break the suit, buy some high quality shoes that shine
    • Polish your shoes
    • Socks need to be long enough to cover your leg when your legs are crossed
    • Belts can be of medium quality as long as they look good
    • A cheap tie can ruin a suit
    • Make sure your tie is conservative, no crazy designs or logos of your favorite cartoon characters
  • 11. Recruiting Tips from the Pros
    • Drinking during recruiting?
      • Don’t Experiment!
      • It doesn’t matter if you don’t drink, just relax and be social
    • Facial Hair - be conservative
    • Piercings
      • Take them out
  • 12. Interview Tips
    • Wear your suit and jacket unless specified otherwise
    • Wear dress shoes
    • Conservative tie
    • Bring something to take notes with and a pen
    • Have a strategy and know what events/activities you want to talk about
    • You want the job, so know how to take control
      • Ask questions, make them talk
  • 13. Interviewing Tips
    • Research your company
    • Know your resume inside out
    • Practice with your friends if you have trouble with interviewing
    • Prepare answers for your weaknesses
    • Get to the Career Center 15 minutes early and give yourself a pep talk
    • Firm handshake, eye contact, and a smile show confidence
    • Analyze your interviewer and shine
    • Ask unique, educated questions, do not ask about salary
  • 14. More Hints
    • Attend all the events you can possibly go to, you can’t beat the free food!
    • Don’t eliminate a firm until either you have an offer or they eliminate you, go into each event with an open mind
    • Enjoy yourself, talk to several company representatives at each event
    • Build relationships
  • 15. Our Work History
    • Ricky
      • Internships:
        • ConocoPhillips- Financial Analyst (Houston)
        • PwC- Audit (Houston)
      • Will work at the FASB in Norwalk, CT
    • Elaine
      • JP Morgan- Financial Analyst (Houston)
      • Will work for E&Y in New York
  • 16. Other Possible Career Options
    • Investment Banking
    • Energy Trading
    • Management Consulting
    • Financial Services
    • Industry
  • 17. Questions? Ask Now or Regret it Later

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