Dress to impress
Published 7:00 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I 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.
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.