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2 In job hunting, first impressions are critical. You are marketing yourself. The first thing the employer sees when greeting you is your attire. Dressing properly will not get you the job, but it will give you a competitive edge and a positive first impression. Dress for Success for Men and Women

3 Dressing conservatively is always the safest route. Attention to detail is crucial. It is better to be overdressed than underdressed. You should wear clean and polished conservative dress shoes. Be sure to have a well-groomed hairstyle.

4 No need to run out and spend a lot of money on clothes for interviewing. You should make sure you have at least one professional outfit. You can build your wardrobe once you get the job or have more financial resources. Be sure to have cleaned and trimmed fingernails. Dress for Success for Men and Women

5 Wear minimal cologne or perfume. Good oral hygiene is important. Don’t have gum, candy, or anything else in your mouth. Wear minimal jewelry. Dress for Success for Men and Women

6 You should have no visible body piercing beyond conservative ear piercing for women. Practice good personal hygiene. A good rule to follow is - If you have to question a piece of your attire, DO NOT wear it. Dress for Success for Men and Women

7 You should wear a nice pair of dress slacks or skirt and a nice blouse or sweater. Skirt length can vary between a little below the knee to just above the knee. (Fingertip rule) Shoes should be conservative and comfortable. Make-up should be minimal, with lipstick and nail polish in conservative tones. Pantyhose should be flawless and in a neutral color. Specific Tips for Women

8 You should wear nicely pressed dress slacks or khakis, a long-sleeved button-down shirt, and a conservative tie. Dress shoes should be nicely polished. You should either be cleanly shaven or your beard or mustache should be neatly trimmed. Belt should match your shoes, and socks should match your slacks. All jewelry, including earrings, should be removed. Watches and wedding rings are acceptable jewelry. Specific Tips for Men

9 Always use a form of “Thank you” in the first twelve words you speak. Keep in mind the first twelve inches from your head to shoulders. Be confident in the first twelve steps that you take. Keep in mind the twelve inches from the floor to the calves of your legs. Four Rules of Twelve

10 How to Tie a Tie

11 Thank You Any Questions?

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