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1 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 1 Careers Education & Placement Centre Dressing for Interview Date : 14 February, 2000 (Monday) Time : 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Venue : T1, Meng Wah Complex

2 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 2 Ms Louisa Li Director Web : Careers Education & Placement Centre

3 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 3 Slides from this presentation lecture notes are available at the CEPC Enquiry Desk for photocopying lecture notes are available at the CEPC homepage: –Students –Services for students –Careers Education Courses –Lecture Notes

4 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 4 To project a CONFIDENT image well-groomed professionally dressed behave appropriately

5 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 5 Dress For work Wearing what the organization expects you to wear shows them you have chosen to be part of the team. When in doubt, it is always safe to wear a business suit. For most organizations, the expectation is dark suit for men and something fairly conservative for women. The idea is to project the best possible you and let your personal style make its mark within the boundaries of business conventions. Aim for physical comfort as well as style.

6 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 6 General No causal wear, wear business suit clothing must be clean and properly pressed no stain marks on collar and cuffs shirts should be properly tucked in shoes must be polished

7 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 7 Grooming hair - is your hair clean and free of dandruff? face - is you face free of oil? nails - are your nails clean? personal hygiene - do you have body odour or bad breath?

8 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 8 DRESSING FOR INTERVIEWS - WOMEN suit - navy, grey, plum, beige, taupe, dark green, claret and cooca are examples of good colour matching blouses - e.g. white, off-white, shell pink simple style leather shoes, solid colour e.g. black, brown thin skin-coloured stockings matching leather handbag, not too big elegant watch wear simple make-up do not use perfume

9 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 9 DRESSING FOR INTERVIEWS - MEN dark business suit - charcoal and navy are the best colour white long-sleeved shirt classic patterned, solid coloured tie, avoid tie with bright colour or large pattern tie should reach belt buckle and very close to collar when tied black leather shoes black, dark grey or navy socks black leather belt, no suspenders

10 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 10 BODY LANGUAGE Eye Contact - direct eye contact - confident but friendly Voice - sound enthusiastic, neither too soft nor too loud Gestures - avoid nervous gesture e.g. fidgeting hands or jigging feet Postures - sit, stand and walk up-right

11 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 11 Useful Reference Materials The Careers Library has a collection of videos and books on the subject, such as: Videos Looking Sharp : Dressing for Success Looking Sharp : Grooming for Success Professional Presence Projecting the Right Image Executive Grooming for Female Students Books The Image Factor Dressing with Colour Body Language: How to read others thoughts by their gestures

12 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 12 Questions & Answers

13 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 13 Dressing With Color Coordinating Coats and Scarves The Color Circle Silhouettes Collars Necklines Sleeves Glossary

14 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 14 The Image Factor 1.What is the Image Factor? Personal image and organizational culture What is an image? Why is the image factor important? Elements of personal image Extented image

15 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 15 The Image Factor … (contd) 2.Communication First impressions and the power of non-verbal communication The language of clothes Body language and presence Reputation and visibility Self-marketing

16 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 16 The Image Factor ….(contd) 3.Projecting a Professional Image Professional impact Image stealers Business grooming strategy Professional dressing Levels of Dress

17 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 17 The Image Factor … (contd) 4.Know Yourself Clothes and personality Colour and personality Design and personality

18 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 18 The Image Factor … (contd) 5.Organization and Planning Aggressive observation Personal architecture Lifestyle Wardrobe management Wardrobe maintenance Budget Building an appropriate business wardrobe

19 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 19 The Image Factor … (contd) 6.Personal Style Individual image Style preference exercise Primary style characteristics Secondary style characteristics Lack of style - whose fault is it?

20 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 20 The Image Factor … (contd) 7.What to Wear for What Dress for the event Preparation and research Event checklist Enhancing the message Why do we wear clothes anyway?

21 F:\apps\dapp\lectnote\ll\dressing for interview 21 Where to get more information Enquiry Desk - Careers Library l Videos –Projecting the Right Image (CUHK Press - 45 min)


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