Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dress For The Job You Want

I try to impress upon people the importance of appropriate clothes in making a good first impression. More often that not it seems that people just don't understand what their clothing choices say to people, today the Wall Street Journal had an article about just that subject, as well general tips for dressing appropriately for job interviews. The author says:

People don't understand the messages that their clothes send," says Ms. Waldt, a recruiter with CTPartners. Women sometimes don't realize how often a tight shirt or a low neckline comes across as seductive. People who meet them are likely to assume the sexual innuendo is intentional. It's harder for men to goof, but they do -- for instance, by being sloppy with untucked or wrinkled shirts or wearing beeping sports watches to staid business events. Sagging socks, dangling earrings and obvious designer logos all send messages that register with the people on the other side of the table.

If those are the worst things she has seen this woman has not been to the bay area recently.

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