Dressing for success is the first step in a career

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Young adults and job seekers are usually advised to dress for success when seeking employment.

One of the first things a potential employer notices is the way you are dressed.

First impressions are very important and if you’re not dressed in appropriate attire, chances are you may not get the position, no matter your credentials.

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However, you still need to dress for the workplace after the job is secured.

According to an article of Forbes.com, a co-worker’s carelessness of dress can make everyone feel a little less “matured’’ in his or her environment.

The author suggests dressing every day as if you’re planning to interview for your next big promotion. A person’s diligence to apparel cultivates respect, confidence and self-empowerment.

Columnist Mr. Mafioso is quoted as saying “Regardless of what you’ve done in the past, how much money you have in your bank account, how famous you are or how fat you’ve become, a man in a well-tailored suit will always get treated better than some salame off the street.”

While there are some professions that entail minimal public interaction, that does not mean they will not interact with their co-workers.

When we care about the job we have and the people we interact with, we will dress and act accordingly.

Ultimately, the things that matter most are found inside a person.

However, a lot of people’s first impressions are made when they see how a person is dressed. This may inhibit them from meeting their next star employee, best friend or spouse.

According to the article, dressing the part is “vital to communicating the impression of who you are and who you want to become and, ideally, should be the first thing on your mind each morning.”