Dress to impress

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

once heard a former teacher say to me before I went to my first job interview, “If you look good, you feel good.”

And in part, that’s true. Believe it or not, what you wear to a job interview plays a big role in the outcome of the interview.

So get ready to play dress up.

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I’ve always taken the advice to dress the part for the job you want. If you want to become a manager, look like a manager.

Dressing the part will not only impress the interviewer, it will help you gain confidence and be able to present your best self.

In a job interview, you are representing yourself and showing how you will represent the company.

It presents a visual image and sends a message of professionalism to the interviewer and potential co-workers.

However, professional attire can cost a pretty penny, especially to those in college.

In response, Pearl River Community College will open a “Career Closet,” which provides free professional clothing to its students who are preparing for a job or college interview.

Instead of pulling out your “lucky” jeans and buttoning up a comfortable flannel shirt, a clean, coordinating suit is something that would work best.

In my experience, a suit will not only boost your confidence, it will help you maintain professional mannerisms.

Suits are a great idea for males and females, but it is important to keep the colors neutral.

Overall, if you dress to impress, you have a better chance of landing that dream job.