Dressing to Impress
After your résumé, your appearance is the first thing an employer is likely to evaluate you on. (At Job Fairs it will be first.) You want to make sure that you look your best and present yourself in a professional manner.
Today some companies have a "business casual" dress policy in their workplace and in Florida especially, some companies even have a "shorts and t-shirts" dress policy. THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU SHOULD DRESS TO THEIR DRESS CODE! You should dress to impress on the interview. This demonstrates to the employer that you are serious about their company, their job opening, and understand professional expectations. If you are unsure about what type of dress is expected, dress conservatively.
A first impression can only be enhanced by proper dress for an interview or any business function. Since the first impression is often exptremely important, taking a moment to dress properly can mean the difference between getting the job and having to keep on looking!
Dress to Impress Workshop
Our office has hosted Dress to Impress workshops in the past. Below is a link to one our previous presentations. We also have a video downloadable from the iTunes University that you can watch to get a better idea of what professional dress is.