I came across a good article written by Dave Kerpen on how to dress for success in today’s marketplace. I am sure that many of you have seen the article but the text is worth sharing again. The importance of looking your best for an interview or choosing the appropriate clothing for the workplace is not a new topic. And most people do not put much consideration into their appearance and what clothing they wear.
For many years the business climate has trained us to dress up for that important interview and always to be dressed as formal as the interviewer. It is still my belief that being a little overdressed is better than showing your prospective employer a casual and sometimes unprofessional image. However, the business attire of today’s executives and workforce is truly different from years past. The following dressing points are noteworthy:
For a job interview, dress comfortably but dress up a little more than the rest of the company’s employees.
Do your research on that prospective employer regarding the dress code. Before the interview, find out from people at the company what the appropriate dress really is.
Choose business clothing for the interview that is correct for that company’s culture, but that still makes you comfortable in presenting your personal image.
In today’s business world having a good fit for both the organization and employee is key. And how an organization perceives their workforce’s dress attire is critical.
We believe Dress for Success is the simple statement that the right clothing can make a difference in the way you feel about yourself and the way others perceive you. Your clothing will be your personal spokesman- so decide what dress for success really means for you and then find an industry and organization that is the right fit for you.