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Introduction and Overview Todays presentation will cover: How to prepare and dress appropriately for a job interview Current mens professional attire Overview of ladies professional attire What our stores can do for you Q & A
Preparing for an Interview Do some advance research. Check the companys website or visit their location to learn about their culture and their dress code. If you can, speak to someone within the company to see how the organization functions. Learn about the company profile and history How long have they been in business? What is their corporate mission statement? Culture and Values? Prepare a list of questions about the company, the position you are applying for and the work group you will be involved with upon hiring. Can you tell me about opportunities for growth and development? How would you describe the leadership style within the company? How much teamwork vs. individual work should I expect?
First Impressions You never get a second chance to make a first impression Appropriate attire shows you are serious about the interview process and understand the nature of your selected industry. Dress relative to the companys business profile. In some industries your attire will be judged more critically, especially where customer contact and image presented to the customer matters. You want your attire to be noticed as being appropriate and well- fitting, but you want the interviewers main attention focused on you. It is better to be overdressed for an interview.
For interview suits, select classics that endure Changes in fashion may change the width of lapels, the cut of pants, or the colors of blouses available in stores. Basic professional attire does not change with the whims of fashion. For men, a good suit can last five years or longer, depending on its quality, how often you wear it, how well you care for it, and if it continues to fit you. To extend the life of your suits, Moores will: Re-alter any previously altered seam free of charge. Help you select a functional wardrobe with timeless fashionability.
Classic suit coats and trousers for men 2-button notch-lapel 3-button notch-lapel Pleated pants with cuffs or plain bottom Flat front pants with plain hems
Womens professional suit coats and pants 2 piece matching pant suit If you are pursuing an interview and are in doubt, observe well-dressed women in your industry on the job, at career fairs, at information sessions, etc. Skirt hemmed to the knee Pants with little or no break at the hem 2 piece matching skirt suit
Furnishings for men and women Solid white cotton shirt and red silk tie Blue stripe shirt and patterned tie Collared white cotton blouse Patterned silk blouse with bow tie neckline
Shoes and accessories for men and women Black leather lace-up bike- toe shoe and matching black belt Black leather slip-on and charcoal grey socks Black dress pump and matching portfolio
A few words about a tailored fit for men Coat shoulders should fit snugly without being uncomfortable Lapels should lay flatly against chest Coat length should cover seat of pants Sleeve lengths should show small amount of shirt cuff Pant waist should ride just above hips Seat and thigh should fit comfortably without being baggy Pant bottom should break slightly
Pay attention to the details Dont wear your coat in the car on the way to the interview – hang it up. Shoes should be clean and polished. Shirts should be clean and well pressed. Hair should be neat and interview appropriate. Fingernails should be clean and trimmed. Keep jewelry and watches to a subtle minimum. Avoid strong perfumes or colognes. A breath mint prior to meeting the interviewer is helpful. Check yourself in the restroom mirror prior to the interview to make sure you look your best.
What Moores can do for you… Tuxedo rentals Prom Rep Program Expert wardrobe consultation 50% off regular price coupon on suits and 25% off all other merchandise – when you rent a tuxedo for Prom. Professional attire Casual attire
Prom Rep Program When you become a Prom Rep, you can earn a free tux rental and monetary rewards just by encouraging your fellow students to rent their formalwear from Moores Number of Rentals Needed Award for Male or Female Reps Alternative Award for Female Reps Rental Award Cash Reward Visa Gift Card 10Free Tux RentalN/A$100 20Free Tux Rental$25$125 30Free Tux Rental$50$150 40Free Tux Rental$75$175 50 or moreFree Tux Rental$100$200