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Dressfor Success

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