Friday, June 8, 2012

Dressing for Success

It’s not an easy task to find a job these days. So when you do get called for an interview you need to make the best impression. There is one easy way to do this: dress for it.

Does that surprise you? Despite our increasingly casual world, what you wear on the job may affect your career prospects and overall career!

This simple rule will help where job interviews are concerned: Far better to be overdressed than under-dressed. Even if the company you’re interviewing for says, “You don’t need to dress up, we’re very casual here,” it is best to still wear proper business attire to your interview. Your clothing is capable of showing how serious you are about your work, and employers want someone who would like to grow with a company and takes their position seriously. When you dress for an interview in t-shirt and jeans, you have made a bad first impression, even if you blow everyone else out of the water with your qualifications.

This is applicable to the office as well. Even a casual environment wants their employees looking sharp. So avoid grabbing a random t-shirt along with the jeans you’ve been wearing all week off the floor. Think about what you will be wearing and try to look professional. Showing that you choose to put effort into your appearance sets you apart in your workplace, and that can be helpful if the boss is looking to promote someone within your department!

Of course, you still have to be a good worker. You may be the best-dressed person on earth, but it will not help you if you don’t do your job well. All things being equal, the better-dressed employee will certainly make the better impression.


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