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  1. 1. "DRESS TO IMPRESS" 2000! Presented By: Kathy Lo Michelle Kao
  2. 2. The Interview: Suits & Dress Shirts <ul><li>DO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Always wear a dress shirt & a matching business suit </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure suit & dress shirt is wrinkle free </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in good quality suit, KEY is COST PER FACTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Always color coordinate entire ensemble </li></ul><ul><li>Wear safe colors e.g. Navy Blue, White, Grey, Beige, Black and other solid colors </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Interview: Suits & Dress Shirts <ul><li>DON’Ts </li></ul><ul><li>Wear colors that are too flashy </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: If unsure then go with your instinct or ask a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid clothing articles that are too tight e.g. shirts, pants, skirts </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: If underwear line shows, shirt button is popping open or if you get a wedgy, then it’s TOO TIGHT! </li></ul>
  4. 4. ATTENTION LADIES!!! <ul><li>DO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Always wear panty hose with skirts </li></ul><ul><li>DON’Ts </li></ul><ul><li>Wear skirt lengths more than 1 inch above the knee </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: Keep in mind when you sit, your skirt length shortens considerably </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid skirt slits that are too revealing (use own judgement) </li></ul><ul><li>NO “Clubbing” pants e.g. tight spandex, slinky pants </li></ul>
  5. 5. ATTENTION GENTLEMEN!!! <ul><li>DO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Wear a conservative tie </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: Tip of the tie should sit slightly above the belt buckle </li></ul><ul><li>Be clean shaven </li></ul><ul><li>DON’Ts </li></ul><ul><li>Wear white socks </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: Try to match socks with belt </li></ul><ul><li>Wear a tie that is too wide or too narrow </li></ul>
  6. 6. FABRICS <ul><li>Stay away from velvet, vinyl, spandex, shiny, furry, slinky materials </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrics recommended are those that do not wrinkle easily </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  7. 7. SHOES <ul><li>POLISH and SHINE your shoes! </li></ul><ul><li>Always wear socks </li></ul><ul><li>TIP: Make sure socks are high enough to cover skin when sitting down </li></ul><ul><li>You should be able to walk comfortably in your shoes i.e. Heels should not be too high </li></ul><ul><li>LADIES should stay away from chunky, platform, or knee high boots e.g. NO go go boots when wearing shorter length skirts </li></ul><ul><li>GENTLEMEN should stay away from steel toes and other rugged shoes </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER wear open toe shoes! </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACCESSORIES <ul><li>DO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a clipboard </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a pen </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a pad of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a briefcase (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Bring 2 copies of resume </li></ul><ul><li>Bring references </li></ul><ul><li>DON’Ts </li></ul><ul><li>Wear too much jewelry (e.g. too many rings, necklaces, bracelets) </li></ul><ul><li>NO pagers and cellular phones </li></ul><ul><li>Carry big, bulky bags </li></ul><ul><li>Wear hats, baseball caps </li></ul>
  9. 9. HAIR & MAKEUP <ul><li>Style hair as conservatively as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Do not dye hair color too flashy e.g. red, green, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear as little makeup as possible </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  10. 10. PERSONAL HYGIENE <ul><li>ALWAYS take a shower before the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Wear antiperspirant in case you get nervous </li></ul><ul><li>Brush your teeth before the interview </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t chew gum, eat a breath mint instead </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wear heavy smelling perfumes/cologne, it may irritate the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>Have clean finger nails and hands </li></ul><ul><li>Stay away from nail polish if possible, especially brightly colored ones (e.g. synthetic nails) </li></ul>
  11. 11. FIRST DAY OF WORK <ul><li>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) </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>
  12. 12. BUSINESS ATTIRE <ul><li>LADIES </li></ul><ul><li>This includes suits, or jackets and blouse with either dress pants and/or skirts, dress shoes/heels </li></ul><ul><li>GENTLEMEN </li></ul><ul><li>This includes Dress shirt, tie, pants, jacket, dress shoes </li></ul>
  13. 13. BUSINESS CASUAL WEAR <ul><li>LADIES </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum requirements include blouses or sweaters, dress pants, skirt or dress, business shorts & dress shoes </li></ul><ul><li>GENTLEMEN </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  14. 14. BUSINESS CASUAL WEAR <ul><li>NOTE: The definition of “BUSINESS CASUAL” wear may vary between office environments, some may be more formal and others are more informal </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  15. 15. CASUAL WEAR <ul><li>Casual wear includes denim shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, running shoes and sandals </li></ul>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. 16. RECOMMENDED STORES <ul><li>LADIES & MEN’s WEAR: </li></ul><ul><li>Club Monaco Banana Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Tristan & AMERICA The Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Sears GAP </li></ul><ul><li>Mexx Bedo </li></ul><ul><li>GUESS Winners </li></ul><ul><li>United Colors of Benetton Holt Renfrew </li></ul>
  17. 17. RECOMMENDED STORES <ul><li>LADIES </li></ul><ul><li>Fairweather Mariposa </li></ul><ul><li>Jacob Reitmans </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Set ESPRIT </li></ul><ul><li>Suzy Shier Annex </li></ul><ul><li>Femme De Carriere Dynamite </li></ul>
  18. 18. RECOMMENDED STORES <ul><li>GENTLEMEN </li></ul><ul><li>Tip Top Graftons & Co. </li></ul><ul><li>STARS International Clothiers </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Rosen West Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Wallstreet </li></ul>
  19. 19. SPECIAL THANKS TO GAP Mariposa Reitmans Tip Top Tristan & AMERICA