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Dress forSuccessNovember 2012
2Objective: To understand the importance of a first  impression. To be able to describe the appropriate  dress for a job...
3What’s So Important aboutDRESS? Firstimpressions are CRITICAL! You are marketing a product –  YOURSELF! Dress is the f...
4Important Realization Your   appearance matters in:    Getting hired    Getting promoted              People love a  ...
5The Reality Should you be judged by what you                 wear?             PERHAPS NOT THE REALITY:  You  ARE judge...
6Number One Rule                  The Mentor Matcher
7How Should I Dress? Conservative  is ALWAYS the safest route BUT – do some investigation of the  employer   What you w...
8How Should I Dress? Ways  to find out the proper dress:  Call the Human Resources offices and   ask  Visit the company...
9Hints for Dress Success Make sure you have:  Clean and polished conservative dress   shoes  Well-groomed hairstyle  C...
10Hints for Dress Success Make sure you have:  Well-brushed teeth and fresh breath  No gum, candy, or other objects in ...
11Dress for Success- Women Wear    conservative colors     Matching blazer and skirt or pants – dark      colors with li...
12Dress for Success- Women Avoid wearing tight clothing No tank tops Shoes should be low-heeled Make-up should be mini...
13Dress for Success - Men Wear conservative colors  Conservative suit or sports coat and   pressed dress/khaki slacks  ...
14Dress for Success - Men If   you have a beard or mustache:      Make sure it is neatly trimmed If   you have any visi...
15Dressing ON THE JOB Once   you’ve landed the job…    Consult your supervisor as to what is     acceptable dress for hi...
16Examples of Appropriate Attire for            WomenBusiness       BusinessCasual         ProfessionalAttire         Atti...
17Examples of Appropriate Attire for             MenBusiness      BusinessCasual        ProfessionalAttire        Attire
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19What Is Too Casual?                      The Mentor Matcher
20What is Inappropriate Attire for Work?                             The Mentor Matcher
21QUIZ: Who Would You Hire?                    The Mentor Matcher
22What Are The Chances ThatThey Will Be Hired?          Nil to none!   The Mentor Matcher
23  Examples of Unprofessional and      Inappropriate Attire • Midriff baring clothing • Miniskirts • Excessively high hee...
24Slacks, Pants and Suit Pants Slacks  that are similar to Dockers and other  makers of cotton or synthetic material pant...
25Which One Is Appropriate?A)          B)         C)
26Skirts, Dresses, and SkirtedSuits Casual  dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below the knee are accept...
27Skirts, Dresses, and SkirtedSuits Short,   tight skirts that ride halfway up the  thigh are inappropriate for work. Min...
28     Which One Is Inappropriate?A)             B)        C)                              The Mentor Matcher
29Shirts, Tops, Blouses, andJackets Casual shirts, golf shirts, dress shirts, sweaters tops, company logo shirts , and tu...
30Shirts, Tops, Blouses, andJackets Inappropriate attire includes tank tops; sweatshirts; midriff tops; shirts with poten...
31      Which One Is Appropriate?A)          B)         C) D)          E)         F)
32Shoes and Footwear Loafers, boots, flats, dress heels, and  leather deck shoes are acceptable.  Wearing no stockings is...
33Shoes and Footwear Flashy athletic shoes, thongs/flip-flops,  and slippers are not acceptable in the  office Closed to...
34     Which One Is Inappropriate?A)                       B)C)                            The Mentor Matcher
35     Which One Is Appropriate?                       B)A)C)                D)
36     Which Fingernails Are OK?A)             B)        C)                              The Mentor Matcher
37How Many People Would HireThem?                      The Mentor Matcher
38Hats and head Covering Asa general rule of thumb, hats and caps are not appropriate in the office. Head Covers that are...
39In Conclusion …                  The Mentor Matcher
40     The Mentor Matcher
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  1. 1. Dress forSuccessNovember 2012
  2. 2. 2Objective: To understand the importance of a first impression. To be able to describe the appropriate dress for a job interview and why. To be able to describe appropriate dress after you have been hired. (Business dress vs. Casual dress) The Mentor Matcher
  3. 3. 3What’s So Important aboutDRESS? Firstimpressions are CRITICAL! You are marketing a product – YOURSELF! Dress is the first thing an employer sees when greeting you! Will dressing properly get you the job? NO, but it will:  Give you a competitive edge  Provide a positive first impression! The Mentor Matcher
  4. 4. 4Important Realization Your appearance matters in:  Getting hired  Getting promoted People love a  Making more money winner.  Being successful Winners look  Being respected like winners!  Becoming a leader  Being asked to get involved The Mentor Matcher
  5. 5. 5The Reality Should you be judged by what you wear? PERHAPS NOT THE REALITY:  You ARE judged  With the job interview, it’s HOW YOU ARE DRESSED that sets the tone of the interview. The Mentor Matcher
  6. 6. 6Number One Rule The Mentor Matcher
  7. 7. 7How Should I Dress? Conservative is ALWAYS the safest route BUT – do some investigation of the employer  What you wear should make you look as though you FIT IN with the organization  If you overdress or under dress, the employer may feel that you don’t care enough about the job! The Mentor Matcher
  8. 8. 8How Should I Dress? Ways to find out the proper dress:  Call the Human Resources offices and ask  Visit the company’s office and observe the attire current employees are wearing  Make sure you are not there on a “casual day”! The Mentor Matcher
  9. 9. 9Hints for Dress Success Make sure you have:  Clean and polished conservative dress shoes  Well-groomed hairstyle  Cleaned and trimmed fingernails  Minimal cologne or perfume  No visible body piercings beyond conservative ear piercings for women The Mentor Matcher
  10. 10. 10Hints for Dress Success Make sure you have:  Well-brushed teeth and fresh breath  No gum, candy, or other objects in your mouth  Minimal jewelry  No body odor  No bad breath The Mentor Matcher
  11. 11. 11Dress for Success- Women Wear conservative colors  Matching blazer and skirt or pants – dark colors with light colored blouse – nothing low-cut or  Dress/khaki slacks (pressed) and long-sleeve button-down shirt Skirt length should be a little below the knee and NEVER shorter than above the knee The Mentor Matcher
  12. 12. 12Dress for Success- Women Avoid wearing tight clothing No tank tops Shoes should be low-heeled Make-up should be minimal  Lipstick and nail polish in conservative tones Bring a briefcase rather than a purse The Mentor Matcher
  13. 13. 13Dress for Success - Men Wear conservative colors  Conservative suit or sports coat and pressed dress/khaki slacks  White long-sleeved button-down shirt  Conservative silk tie (optional)  Belt that matches shoes The Mentor Matcher
  14. 14. 14Dress for Success - Men If you have a beard or mustache:  Make sure it is neatly trimmed If you have any visible body parts pierced or tattooed:  Remove all piercings and cover all tattoos if possible Pay extra attention to the shoes. Wear the best shoes possible. Make shoes your dress shoes are well polished The Mentor Matcher
  15. 15. 15Dressing ON THE JOB Once you’ve landed the job…  Consult your supervisor as to what is acceptable dress for his/her department  Ask about any “casual days” and what type of dress is allowed on those days  When in doubt, DRESS CONSERVATIVELY! The Mentor Matcher
  16. 16. 16Examples of Appropriate Attire for WomenBusiness BusinessCasual ProfessionalAttire Attire The Mentor Matcher
  17. 17. 17Examples of Appropriate Attire for MenBusiness BusinessCasual ProfessionalAttire Attire
  18. 18. 18
  19. 19. 19What Is Too Casual? The Mentor Matcher
  20. 20. 20What is Inappropriate Attire for Work? The Mentor Matcher
  21. 21. 21QUIZ: Who Would You Hire? The Mentor Matcher
  22. 22. 22What Are The Chances ThatThey Will Be Hired? Nil to none! The Mentor Matcher
  23. 23. 23 Examples of Unprofessional and Inappropriate Attire • Midriff baring clothing • Miniskirts • Excessively high heeled shoes • Caps (headwear) indoors • Very tight clothingClothing that reveals cleavage, yourback, your chest, your stomach oryour underwear is not appropriatefor the workplace, even in a businesscasual setting
  24. 24. 24Slacks, Pants and Suit Pants Slacks that are similar to Dockers and other makers of cotton or synthetic material pants, wool pants, flannel pants, and nice looking dress synthetic pants are acceptable. Inappropriate slacks or pants include jeans, flannel (or other material) pajama pants, sweatpants, exercise pants, short shorts, shorts, Bermuda shorts, bib overalls, leggings, and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as bike clothing. The Mentor Matcher
  25. 25. 25Which One Is Appropriate?A) B) C)
  26. 26. 26Skirts, Dresses, and SkirtedSuits Casual dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable. Dress and skirt length should be no shorter than four inches above the knee, or a length at which you can sit comfortably in public The Mentor Matcher
  27. 27. 27Skirts, Dresses, and SkirtedSuits Short, tight skirts that ride halfway up the thigh are inappropriate for work. Mini- skirts, shorts, beach dresses, and spaghetti-strap and strapless dresses are inappropriate for the office The Mentor Matcher
  28. 28. 28 Which One Is Inappropriate?A) B) C) The Mentor Matcher
  29. 29. 29Shirts, Tops, Blouses, andJackets Casual shirts, golf shirts, dress shirts, sweaters tops, company logo shirts , and turtlenecks are acceptable. Most suit jackets, sport jackets, or company logo Jackets are also acceptable attire for the office The Mentor Matcher
  30. 30. 30Shirts, Tops, Blouses, andJackets Inappropriate attire includes tank tops; sweatshirts; midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons, or slogans; halter-tops; tops with bare shoulders; and t-shirts unless worn under another blouse, shirt, jacket, or jumper The Mentor Matcher
  31. 31. 31 Which One Is Appropriate?A) B) C) D) E) F)
  32. 32. 32Shoes and Footwear Loafers, boots, flats, dress heels, and leather deck shoes are acceptable. Wearing no stockings is acceptable if the look is appropriate to the outfit Conservative athletic shoes and sneakers may be appropriate for some job functions (i.e., umpiring recreational activities) or for health reasons, but are generally inappropriate The Mentor Matcher
  33. 33. 33Shoes and Footwear Flashy athletic shoes, thongs/flip-flops, and slippers are not acceptable in the office Closed toe and closed heel shoes are required in the vocational and recreation areas of facilities The Mentor Matcher
  34. 34. 34 Which One Is Inappropriate?A) B)C) The Mentor Matcher
  35. 35. 35 Which One Is Appropriate? B)A)C) D)
  36. 36. 36 Which Fingernails Are OK?A) B) C) The Mentor Matcher
  37. 37. 37How Many People Would HireThem? The Mentor Matcher
  38. 38. 38Hats and head Covering Asa general rule of thumb, hats and caps are not appropriate in the office. Head Covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural tradition are allowed The Mentor Matcher
  39. 39. 39In Conclusion … The Mentor Matcher
  40. 40. 40 The Mentor Matcher

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