Friday, February 18, 2011

Dress Code

A Robert Half article from last year came to mind last night at a networking function.

My marketing efforts focus on presidents, CEOs, CFOs and CIOs of large organizations, and I always wear a suit, shirt and tie, polished shoes, to the first meeting.

I am old-fashioned and conservative, so I dress the part.

OfficeTeam offers the following interview attire don'ts and do's:



Assume you can "dress down," even if a company has a very casual atmosphere

Err on the conservative side and wear a suit or blazer. If you're working with a recruiter or HR representative, ask him or her for insight into the dress code.

Wear anything that is uncomfortable

Test-drive an outfit to ensure it fits well and makes you feel confident; also dress in layers so you can be at ease regardless of the temperature

Show up in clothing that is wrinkled, stained or torn

Pay attention to details and conduct a final head-to-toe assessment before leaving the house to ensure everything – including your hair, nails and shoes – is presentable

Over accessorize

Choose simple jewellery and be subtle with makeup, perfume or cologne

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