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Dress for Success. Winning First Impressions for the Corporate World. First Impressions. YOU ONLY HAVE ONCE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST GOOD IMPRESSION. Your appearance tells others how you feel about yourself, which can define how they treat you. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Dress for Success

Dress for SuccessWinning First Impressions for the Corporate World

First ImpressionsYOU ONLY HAVE ONCE CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST GOOD IMPRESSION.Your appearance tells others how you feel about yourself, which can define how they treat you.Dress for Success and you will look like YOU BELONG TO THE TOP!!!

First Impression Test Women Who would you hire?

First Impression Test Men Who would you hire?

What influenced you?

Apparent level of sophisticationColor of tie, shoes, dressWell-groomed appearanceConservative appearanceNon-verbal signalsApparent level of self-confidence

What do your clothes say about you?Convey strong feelings of trust to a prospective employer.A sense of self-confidence, dependability and professionalism.Determines how people you meet will react to you.

COLORS THAT WORK FOR AN INTERVIEWDark to medium range of bluesNavy Blue respected by all socio-economic levels.GrayCamel/BeigeBlackDark BrownBurgundy Rust

The Suit GuidelinesTwo-piece matched suitKnee-length skirt for womenFitted pressed pants for men and womenFitted, long-sleeve shirt or blouseMinimal jewelry, perfume/cologne and makeupDressy leather lace shoes for men, closed-toe pump for women

Accessories - GuidelinesShoes dark colorsBelts classic, match color of shoesPurses small, dark-color, leatherJewelry minimal, nothing flashyScarves and ties simple print or design

Colors to AVOID -GuidelinesWomenMost pastels, especially pale yellowBright orangeMen and WomenMost shades of greenMustard bad, bad, badDark colors make you seem powerful

GROOMING - GUIDELINESHair clean and neatDetails no missing buttons, lint or tagsHands clean, manicured fingernailsFit- clean, pressed and proper fitSmell little or no cologne, no cigarette odor, where deodorantBreath fresh, clean breath, use mints

Do Your Homework -GuidelinesLearn the corporate culture before you interviewDress appropriately for the position that you are applying. You convey respect to the person you are meeting.Define your audience clients, management, colleagues, staff; fit perceived image for the position.

Shopping On A BudgetEnd-of-season sales (January July)Put things on lay-awayGarage SalesResale shopsPromotions and CouponsOnlineBasic Wardrobe NeedsBlack, Navy or Gray suitContrasting jacket and skirt or pantsTwo-piece dress (for women)Several white (off-white) blouses or shirtsOne pair of gold, one pair of silver earrings. (for women)Basic ties that match pants or suitsBlack or brown shoesBlack, brown, navy socks or stockings(women)Black handbag (for women)All weather coat

When you are CONFIDENT about your clothing, it will reflect in the way that you carry yourself and lead to your SUCCESS!