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Dress For Success What to Wear to Work
Dress For Success Who – Host, Organization What – Interview, Career Fair, Typical Work Day Where – Location, Region
Dress For Success Who – Host, Organization Who is hosting the event CEO or Board Members HR, Recruiters Department Manager Director of Research Type or organization Fortune 500 or a Startup Industry
Dress For Success What – Interview, Job Fair, Typical Work Day Interview Professional attire Usually dress a level up from a typical workday at that organization Career Fair Professional attire Clothing choices should work for multiple industries or organizations Typical Work Day Professional attire with some flexibility Organization and industry specific
Dress For Success Where – Location, Region Location Office Conference Restaurant Region West Coast Midwest East Coast Some events or locations require more or less formal attire. If you are unsure, ask HR staff or conference organizers. West Coast based organizations and sites tend to be less formal.
Dress for Success What to do before the event Research and select appropriate attire Organizational culture Industry Personality and Comfort Plan ahead Clean and Pressed Tailored
Dress For Success Research the organization and industry Online Colleagues Personal Network Friends Family Professional Network LinkedIn Professional Associations
Dress for Success What to do before the event Plan ahead Clean and Pressed Tailored Proper tailoring often takes at least one week lead time A well tailored, inexpensive suit looks much better than an expensive, poorly fitting one. Cost savings Plan ahead and purchase professional clothing on sale
Dress For Success Select Appropriate Attire Interview – Traditional Corporate Business Professional Attire ONLY Typically very conservative Black, Charcoal Gray, or Navy Suits Polished shoes, usually black Socks should be the same color as your slacks Belt should match shoes
Dress For Success How to Tie a Tie Button Rules for Jackets (Top to Bottom, When Standing) Three Button Jacket Sometimes, Always, Never Two Button Jacket Always, Never
Dress For Success Shoe Rules for Ladies Heels should be 3 inches or shorter No stilettos No sandals or open toed shoes in conservative offices Hosiery is a must in conservative offices
Dress For Success No Cleavage No Mini Skirts Skirts should be no shorter than one inch above the knee
Dress For Success Select Appropriate Attire Interview – Corporate (Relatively Casual) Office Business Professional Attire Often best to err on conservative side and dress more traditionally However, some firms (such as Amazon) specifically state that suits dont impress them Then…..
Dress For Success Select Appropriate Attire Interview – Creative Corporate More flexibility with color and style Must still look professional No flip flops, tennis shoes Dont show too much skin
Dress For Success Select Appropriate Attire Career Fair Business Professional Attire Err on the side of caution
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Bags Black, Brown, Oxblood Tote or Briefcase or Folio Handbags Should be small to medium in size Neutral color Ladies – Carry one tote or briefcase that holds everything OR Carry a handbag and folio. Do NOT carry a briefcase/tote AND a handbag.
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Hair and Nails Hair should be clean and well groomed Facial hair must be neat and well kempt Nails should be clean and buffed (short to medium) Polish is not required for ladies but if used, it should be neutral in color (pale pink, beige)
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Makeup Natural, Minimal Neutral The job interview is not the place for trendy makeup
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Scent Antiperspirant and/or Deodorant – Yes Fragrance – No Some folks are extremely sensitive to scents Fresh breath Use mints, not gum
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Jewelry Men Watch Wedding band (if married)
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Jewelry Women Watch Wedding band (if married) One set small stud earrings One necklace
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Body Art In general, tattoos should not be visible Never have visible tattoos in very conservative firms and/or healthcare No piercings except one stud earring in each ear for women only
Dress For Success More about professional appearance Industry Quirks Do your research Know if certain colors or clothing items are taboo
Dress For Success Cultural Considerations and Appearance Head gear and other items worn for religious reasons are acceptable Long hair is generally not recommended for men Men with long hair for religious or cultural reasons should pull hair neatly back when interviewing
Dress For Success Resources ASU Fulton Engineering Career Center Dress for Success Workshops
For More Information Connect with Fulton Engineering Career Center Phone: (480) Website: Sun Devil CareerLink: MyASU>Campus Services>Jobs & Careers>Sun Devil CareerLink Facebook: Engineering Career Center Arizona State University 31