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Today’s dress for success

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.

Dress for your success

In job hunting, first impressions are critical and you are marketing an important product – yourself! The first thing that a potential employer sees when greeting you is your attire, so make every effort to have the proper dress for the type of job your are seeking. Dressing properly will not get you that job all by itself, but it will give you a competitive edge and a positive first impression. Should you be judged by what you wear? Perhaps not, but the reality is that we are all judged. Employers often use short cuts to save time, like a quick scan of the first paragraph in the cover letter or a glance of your accomplishments in the resume. With the job interview, it’s how you are dressed that sets the tone of the interview.

How should you dress? Dressing conservatively is always the safest route, but do some research of your prospective employer to determine the current environment with regards to attire. You can call the Human Resources department and simply ask or visit the company’s office to retrieve an application, etc. and observe the attire current employees are wearing.

We believe that you need to dress for your success. “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 make a personal statement about you, so invest wisely and spend the time to become educated in what it takes to create the image you want to portray.

We offer the following additional tips:

  • You truly never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
  • Always project a strong self-image and start with a positive appearance.
  • Study your appearance as a prospective employer may.
  • It’s always better to be a little over dressed than under dressed.
  • Utilize the expertise of a quality, personal clothier.