Dress for interview success

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Dress for interview success

  1. 1. Dressing for Success What to wear for that crucial interview By Zoë Ogilvie
  2. 2. Business Attire Today <ul><li>An article in U.S.A. Today spoke about candidates for jobs wearing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purple sweat suits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spike heels or sneakers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other applicants showed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pierced body parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiked hair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chewed gum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showed up in rumpled clothes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>According to the article, the outlandish </li></ul><ul><li>dress costs some candidates the job!!! </li></ul><ul><li>In a floundering market you must do everything in your power to get that job! </li></ul><ul><li>That means Dressing for success! </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Importance of the first impression <ul><li>Most interviewers state that they can make their mind up about a candidate in 30 seconds. This is how long you have to impress them! </li></ul><ul><li>According to Kim Zoller at Image Dynamics 55% of another person's perception of you is based on how you look. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes sense to dress your best for the interview, regardless of the dress code at the organization. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you're in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it is best to err on the side of conservatism. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Men’s Proper Business Attire <ul><li>Solid color, conservative suit </li></ul><ul><li>White long sleeve shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative tie </li></ul><ul><li>Dark socks, professional shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Very limited jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Neat, professional hairstyle </li></ul><ul><li>Go easy on the aftershave </li></ul><ul><li>Neatly trimmed nails </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio or briefcase </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Men’s Business Attire
  6. 6. Women’s Proper Business Attire <ul><li>Solid color, conservative suit </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated blouse </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Limited jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>Neat, professional hairstyle </li></ul><ul><li>Tan or light hosiery </li></ul><ul><li>Sparse make-up & perfume </li></ul><ul><li>Manicured nails </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio or briefcase </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Women’s Business Attire
  8. 8. Dress for Success! Are there any Questions?

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