Presentation on theme: "Caroline Buttimer. Investigate your prospective employer! You don’t want to under dress or overdress and seem like you didn’t do your research. If."— Presentation transcript:
Investigate your prospective employer! You don’t want to under dress or overdress and seem like you didn’t do your research. If you’re not sure when headed to an interview, air on the side of caution and dress more conservatively. Skirts are technically considered MORE conservative for women than pants. Many think the opposite. If you’re a woman in a mostly man’s environment, dressing more conservatively is probably in your favor. You don’t want your clothes to outshine your work. Some good websites for more tips: http://www.quintcareers.com/dress_for_success_books.html (books) http://www.quintcareers.com/dress_for_success_books.html http://www.symsdress.com http://www.symsdress.com
The basic suit A good blouse, preferably in a solid color A leather portfolio that can hold the necessities: notepad, pen, resumes and business cards Comfortable close-toed heels Tote bag
Sleeve and shoulder should meet at not quite a 90 angle. Sleeve, if full-length, should fall to the highest knuckle of your thumb. You should be able to move freely without being uncomfortable. Pants should just reach the floor or come a little above, depending on personal preference. Button-front blouses should not pull at the arms or gap at the chest. No cleavage! Skirts should reach the knee or come 1-2 inches above.
Some good tailors in Athens: Alterations Express (Georgia Square Mall) Jos. A. Banks (Beechwood) Davis Alterations (Chase St.)
Get on mailing lists and email listservs! Consider a store card if you mostly stick to shopping mostly in one store. Befriend the sales people. Mix and match! Consider the “day to night” situation. Use shopping websites to your advantage. Ruelala.com Bluefly.com Shopbop.com
Try your clothes on ahead of time A good haircut… and natural colors please! Breath mints Deodorant!!! Well-manicured hands No crazy nail polish colors for work in most instances Have clothes laundered- no wrinkles!
J.Crew offers a 15% student discount at all locations 10% off when you open a J.Crew card… A good idea if you’re buying your first work wardrobe! (This first-day discount will combine with the student discount as well!) Free personal shopping experience… Just call ahead! My store’s info if you want to come see me or one of our personal shoppers: J.Crew @Perimeter Mall 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Suite 1360 Atlanta, Ga, 30346 (770) 551-8900 Other locations all around metro-Atlanta: Mall of Georgia Lenox Mall Northpoint Mall The Forum at Peachtree The Avenue at East Cobb All clothing and accessories featured in this presentation can be found currently on jcrew.com