Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What do you want to say?

I disgust when it comes to job interviews—not only because of the nerves, but mainly on the dress code.

When it comes to fashion in general, I am a bit of a style renegade. As a type that always diversify when it comes to dress choosing; sometimes overdress or too simple, definitely not bluntly following the trend.

However, business is business, and if you're looking to land an office job, dress codes can be serious business. While many work places are becoming much more relaxed about dress codes, for a lot of companies, professional appearance is of utmost importance.

The way you present yourself on the day of your interview may speak volumes to your potential employer.

The common dress code that people must follow during interview is very conservative.

The traditional look for women includes a skirt that hits just above the knee, slacks and perhaps pantsuits, simple jewelry, a little makeup and polished flats or moderate heels.

For a guy is basically a button-down shirt. Polished black shoes .A blue, black or gray jacket .Slacks that complement the jacket. So boring though, unless when you see George Clooney or Brad Pitt wearing them!

Although you're interviewing in a creative field, you should still dress appropriately.

You have got the skills? So, who cares if your tongue is pierced and you have got tattoos down both arms? Will an employer be turned off by the tattoos? One nationally known employer insists on clean-shaven employees, but is that the rule for most employers?

If you succeed in your interview, you will have plenty of opportunities to wear outrageous fashions.

Dress as you want to be seen: Serious, professional, upward-bound and ready to meet clients.

When In Doubt – It is better to be overdressed than underdressed. You don't want your new employer to think you don't take the job seriously.

Trendy is fine, as long as you keep your style subtle. Clothes make a strong statement about us. What do you want to say?

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