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2 Objectives Identify how having a professional appearance can lead to workplace success Differentiate between professional attire and business casual Classify the components of traditional business dress for men and women Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate business attire for their positions and workplaces Create an appropriate outfit for a job interview Assess how to dress for success for their work environment

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4 You are an HR Recruiter, the following individuals are here for an interview. What are your first impressions?

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11 You can call the company and ask! You can go on their website Corporation/Business business attire Once you are hired, you should be given a company dress code policy How to find a company dress code?

12 Example of Company Dress Code Policy Women: Dresses Skirts Dress slacks Blouses Dress shoes Sweaters Nylons or stocking Appropriate Business Attire Business attire is to be worn Monday and through Friday. Appropriate business attire for employee include the following: Men: o Blazers, suits, or sport coats o Dress slacks o Ties o Dress shirts with buttons and collars o Dress shoes

13 Example of Company Dress Code Policy Appropriate Casual Business Attire Casual business attire may be worn on Friday of each week. Appropriate casual business attire for employees including the following: Men o Sport coats or blazers o Slacks, Chinos or Dockers o Polo shirts with collars o Oxford button-down shirts o Sweaters and cardigans o Loafers and huaraches o Sweaters Women o Slacks o Stirrup pants o Walking shorts o Polo shirts o Culottes, skorts, or splint skirts o Loafers and huaraches o Sweaters

14 Example of Company Dress Code Policy Plain or pocket T-shirts Cutoffs T-shirts with logos Athletic wear Thongs of any kind Blue denim jeans Spandex or Lycra such as biker shorts Tennis shoes Tank tops, tube tops, halter tops with spaghetti straps Deck shoes Underwear as outerwear Beach wear Midriff length tops Provocative attire Off-the-shoulder tops Workout clothes or shoes Evening wear Unacceptable Attire

15 How to dress for the business environment?

16 What comes to mind when you think of professional workplace attire?

17 1. Professional Attire Refers to companies with a formal, professional Dress Code. Employees are expected to project a professional image. Men must wear a conservative suit and tie with polished black/brown dress shoes. Women must wear a conservative pant suit, skirt suit, or dress with closed toe dress shoes.

18 Examples of Professional Attire for Women Professional Skirt Suit

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20 Professional Dress

21 Professional pant suit

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23 Conservative two-piece business suits paired with polished lace up leather shoes.

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25 What comes to mind when you think of Business Casual/ Casual Fridays workplace attire?

26 2. Business Casual/Casual Fridays Refers to dressing down a retreat from traditional business professional attire. Differs depending on the organization. Some organizations will allow jeans/khakis with a blazer and/or dress shirt, while others prefer dress pants, and a traditional dress shirt.

27 Examples of Business Casual: Men

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30 Examples of Business Casual: Women

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32 What dilemmas do you face in staying comfortable, and professional at work?

33 Tips to remain comfortable and professional in workplace attire Wear the correct clothing size. Professionally tailor your clothes to fit your body. Ladies, wear a modest heel (3 inches and under) For added comfort and heel support, try Dr. Scholls massaging gel insoles.

34 Professional Hairstyles for Women

35 Professional Hairstyles for Men

36 How much make up should women wear at work? The natural look

37 Professional Shoes for Women

38 Professional Shoes for Men

39 What colors are best for the workplace? Conservative Pastels Colors Avoid Bright Colors Avoid busy patterns

40 Color Disasters This is not flattering on anyone… Are you going to the beach, or are you here to work?

41 More color disasters! Way too bright… If you plan to be successful, dont wear this…

42 Professional Colors

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45 What not to wear

46 What not to Wear: Accessories

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48 Unprofessional Hairstyles for Women

49 Unprofessional Hairstyles for Men

50 Make-Up

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52 Unprofessional Womens Shoes

53 Unprofessional Mens Shoes

54 What not to wear: Women

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57 What not to wear: Men

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60 THANK YOU!!!


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