How to Dress for Success

March 19, 2012

Dress for success

Your personal appearance is not only an important factor in how you present yourself others, the way you dress reflects the importance you attach to the situations and people around you. If your clothes are unclean or wrinkled, you may appear to be careless and uninterested in the business situation or people you are interacting with.

If you’re dressing for a job interview, be sure to choose attire that projects the image you want the employer to receive. If the company has a “business casual” dress policy, it’s still better to take a conservative approach for the initial introduction. Just because the receptionist told you it was Casual Friday, that doesn’t give you the green light to wear your comfy jeans and your new “TGIF” sweatshirt to the job interview.

Even after you get the job, consider your appearance. Someone once told me this, and it stuck, “I dress to the level I want to achieve.” So, if you want to be CEO, think about how you look when you leave the house in the morning. Do you carry yourself like an executive?

Here are some basic rules of thumb you can follow:

All business attire, whether traditional or casual, should be reflective of a professional, dignified appearance.

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire ~Charles Dickens

Posted by Margaret in Business Etiquette and tagged , , .

 

2 Responses to How to Dress for Success

  1. Julia: March 31, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Thank you for very useful tips on how to dress for success. I also think that we should always dress appropriately and to the level you want to achieve!

  2. Margaret: June 25, 2013 at 4:12 am

    You’re welcome! Thank you for dropping by!

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