Dress for The Position

When dressing for the position do not reinvent the wheel… 

First, you want to research the company cultural norms to familiarize yourself with their customs, office tone and atmosphere in which you will be walking into. Second, first impressions are critical. Remember, you are marketing a product *YOURSELF* to a potential employer, and the first thing the employer sees when greeting you is your attire.

Walking into an interview dressed in professional attire tells the employer you are confident and knowledgeable of the company and their expectations. Professional business attire should convey your credibility and competence, but also reflect some personality without going overboard. Last but certainly not least, when you dress for success, success will follow you.

Professional Business Attire for Women:

1. Suit

  • This comprises a blazer and either a pair of trousers or a skirt in a matching fabric
  • It is best to ware neutral colors, like black or dark grey, and in a seasonless fabric like wool

2. Button-up blouse/shirt

  • A long sleeve neutral (white or black) blouse is a professional wardrobe staple. 

3. Closed-toe shoes

  • A pair of neutral color pumps add to the finishing touches of a professional business look.

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