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  • 1. "DRESS TO IMPRESS" Presented By: Kathy Lo Michelle Kao
  • 2. The Interview: Suits & Dress Shirts
    • DO’s
    • Always wear a dress shirt & a matching business suit
    • Make sure suit & dress shirt is wrinkle free
    • Invest in good quality suit, KEY is COST PER FACTOR
    • Always color coordinate entire ensemble
    • Wear safe colors e.g. Navy Blue, White, Grey, Beige, Black and other solid colors
  • 3. The Interview: Suits & Dress Shirts
    • DON’Ts
    • Wear colors that are too flashy
    • TIP: If unsure then go with your instinct or ask a friend
    • Avoid clothing articles that are too tight e.g. shirts, pants, skirts
    • TIP: If underwear line shows, shirt button is popping open or if you get a wedgy, then it’s TOO TIGHT!
  • 4. ATTENTION LADIES!!!
    • DO’s
    • Always wear panty hose with skirts
    • DON’Ts
    • Wear skirt lengths more than 1 inch above the knee
    • TIP: Keep in mind when you sit, your skirt length shortens considerably
    • Avoid skirt slits that are too revealing (use own judgement)
    • NO “Clubbing” pants e.g. tight spandex, slinky pants
  • 5. ATTENTION GENTLEMEN!!!
    • DO’s
    • Wear a conservative tie
    • NOTE: Tip of the tie should sit slightly above the belt buckle
    • Be clean shaven
    • DON’Ts
    • Wear white socks
    • TIP: Try to match socks with belt
    • Wear a tie that is too wide or too narrow
  • 6. FABRICS
    • Stay away from velvet, vinyl, spandex, shiny, furry, slinky materials
    • Fabrics recommended are those that do not wrinkle easily
    • TIP 1: Purchase fabrics that have a small percentage of lycra that adds comfort and resists creases. Suggested fabrics are polyester, wool (suits), cotton shirts
    • TIP 2: When purchasing a suit, twist the fabric of the sleeves and hold it in place for 10 seconds, if it wrinkles then think twice about the purchase
  • 7. SHOES
    • POLISH and SHINE your shoes!
    • Always wear socks
    • TIP: Make sure socks are high enough to cover skin when sitting down
    • You should be able to walk comfortably in your shoes i.e. Heels should not be too high
    • LADIES should stay away from chunky, platform, or knee high boots e.g. NO go go boots when wearing shorter length skirts
    • GENTLEMEN should stay away from steel toes and other rugged shoes
    • NEVER wear open toe shoes!
  • 8. ACCESSORIES
    • DO’s
    • Bring a clipboard
    • Bring a pen
    • Bring a pad of paper
    • Bring a briefcase (optional)
    • Bring 2 copies of resume
    • Bring references
    • DON’Ts
    • Wear too much jewelry (e.g. too many rings, necklaces, bracelets)
    • NO pagers and cellular phones
    • Carry big, bulky bags
    • Wear hats, baseball caps
  • 9. HAIR & MAKEUP
    • Style hair as conservatively as possible
    • Do not dye hair color too flashy e.g. red, green, etc.
    • Wear as little makeup as possible
    • Don’t wear brightly colored lipsticks or eye shadows, too much blush because the interviewer might not like it or it may accidentally get on your clothing
  • 10. PERSONAL HYGIENE
    • ALWAYS take a shower before the interview
    • Wear antiperspirant in case you get nervous
    • Brush your teeth before the interview
    • Don’t chew gum, eat a breath mint instead
    • Don’t wear heavy smelling perfumes/cologne, it may irritate the interviewer
    • Have clean finger nails and hands
    • Stay away from nail polish if possible, especially brightly colored ones (e.g. synthetic nails)
  • 11. FIRST DAY OF WORK
    • Try to wear a business suit and a crisp dress shirt on the first day of work. (This applies to both Business & Business Casual environments)
    • NOTE: Dressing professionally on the 1st day is ALWAYS important because you will likely be introduced to most of your co-workers, including your boss on the first day!
  • 12. BUSINESS ATTIRE
    • LADIES
    • This includes suits, or jackets and blouse with either dress pants and/or skirts, dress shoes/heels
    • GENTLEMEN
    • This includes Dress shirt, tie, pants, jacket, dress shoes
  • 13. BUSINESS CASUAL WEAR
    • LADIES
    • Minimum requirements include blouses or sweaters, dress pants, skirt or dress, business shorts & dress shoes
    • GENTLEMEN
    • Minimum requirements include dress shirt with collars, plain or patterned knit t-shirts only if worn under a sports jacket, slacks and dress shoes or loafers
  • 14. BUSINESS CASUAL WEAR
    • NOTE: The definition of “BUSINESS CASUAL” wear may vary between office environments, some may be more formal and others are more informal
    • TIP: It is safer to dress more formally on the first few days and observe how your co-workers dress and then dress accordingly after you get a good indication of how everyone dresses at work
  • 15. CASUAL WEAR
    • Casual wear includes denim shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, running shoes and sandals
    NOTE: Sweat/track suits, beach wear, frayed, patched or ripped clothing, halter/tank/tube tops, as well as clothing with offensive language and/or images are NOT APPROPRIATE at ANY TIME!
  • 16. RECOMMENDED STORES
    • LADIES & MEN’s WEAR:
    • Club Monaco Banana Republic
    • Tristan & AMERICA The Bay
    • Sears GAP
    • Mexx Bedo
    • GUESS Winners
    • United Colors of Benetton Holt Renfrew
  • 17. RECOMMENDED STORES
    • LADIES
    • Fairweather Mariposa
    • Jacob Reitmans
    • Smart Set ESPRIT
    • Suzy Shier Annex
    • Femme De Carriere Dynamite
  • 18. RECOMMENDED STORES
    • GENTLEMEN
    • Tip Top Graftons & Co.
    • STARS International Clothiers
    • Harry Rosen West Coast
    • Wallstreet
  • 19. SPECIAL THANKS TO GAP Mariposa Reitmans Tip Top Tristan & AMERICA