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Dress for Success

This site is designed as a resource to aid you in making a positive impression. Whether you like it or not, people size you up in a very short time, actually only about 3-5 seconds. Your apparel, demeanor, and mannerisms are all factors in influencing what someone else thinks of you and whether you inspire them.

In a job search and even on the job, what you wear will create that important first impression and will definitely affect whether an employer will take you seriously or consider you for hire.

Your image has the power to affect people emotionally and intellectually, projecting that you do or do not have the confidence and professional potential to be successful. Because the impression your visual image makes on potential employers is so important, the Career Center asked employers from industries in the following colleges which apparel is best for a first impression, an interview, and a career-fair:

Use the links below to view examples of how to and how not to dress in each industry.



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* Industry comments have been edited for content and length

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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:50:36 AM