Presentation on theme: "Your clothing is one of the first things that people see, so it’s important that you are dressed to impress in the workplace! Different organizations."— Presentation transcript:
Your clothing is one of the first things that people see, so it’s important that you are dressed to impress in the workplace! Different organizations have different dress requirements, so be sure you know about what is expected—this is part of “cracking the code” of what’s accepted in that environment! In general, there are three types of dress codes: Business (very professional) Business Casual (relaxed professional) Casual (save this for the weekend) hey
Men Dress shirt Tie Belt Slacks Sport Coat Business Suit Women Collared button down blouse Slacks Dress skirt Belt Suit Jacket Business suit (pants or skirt)
Men No tie required Khakis or Chinos Knit polo (not the designer) shirts Knit sweaters Women No suit jacket required Khakis or Chinos Sweater sets Dresses Blouses
Men and Women T-shirts / Tank Tops Jeans / Cargo pants Shorts / Short Skirts Flip flops Sneakers
Each of the following slides shows an outfit, or a portion of an outfit. Look at each one and decide whether you think it’s business, business-casual, or casual.
Khaki pants are always considered business casual
It is difficult to keep cargo pants neat in appearance
If this were business attire she would have a suit jacket also.
This shirt does not have a typical collar. It would be considered a “no collar” shirt.
This is strictly for hanging out!
You may think this is business attire, but her suit jacket sleeves are ¾ length. This is more of a fashion statement than a professional one.
No suit jacket makes this dress business casual
No Tie Khakis Sport coat (not a suit jacket)
The jacket has a casual style with ¾ length sleeves and a casual color, khaki.
Now that you know how to crack the professional dress code, make sure that you put your knowledge to good use! Whenever you go on an interview (for college or a job) you should dress in at least business-casual attire. Your first chance to show off your business-casual wardrobe will be at the Career Expo that you’ll attend on Monday, August 1 st. You’ll be meeting many business professionals, so you want to be sure that your outfit looks professional as well. You can earn 10 Promise Dollars if you bring in an example of a Career Expo-appropriate outfit— something that is either business or business-casual, so raid your closet, prepare for Monday’s event, and earn some extra Promise Dollars!