Help Your Career by Dressing for Success



March 9, 2012       << Back to Blog    

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

 

Does that surprise you? Despite our increasingly casual world, what you wear at the office can impact your career prospects and overall career!

So, follow this straightforward rule for any job interview: err on the side of overdressed. Even if the company you happen to be interviewing for has a relaxed work environment, when you show up in jeans and a sweatshirt you’ll make a bad first impression. Dressing up means that you respect the interviewer and take the position you’re interviewing for seriously.

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

Of course, you still have to be a good worker. You may be the best-dressed person in the world, but it won’t 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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