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Comments from businesses in the College of Business

What is your First Impression?

  • Professional appearance and appropriate attire for an interview or a career fair
  • Professional and simple, but could use a splash of color to make her appear more dynamic and engaging
  • Appropriate, fits nice & tailored
  • Looks nice, appropriate
  • Business casual
  • Pleasant, professional - Light color tone is upbeat; Sets a good initial impression
  • Nice monochromatic outfit; Pants appear a little too tight, and shoes a little too casual

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • The lighter suit is a nice change from the typical black that everyone wears; Still appropriate and professional looking
  • Professional and simple, but could use a splash of color to make her appear more dynamic and engaging
  • Appropriate, would appear interested in position
  • No - should be a little more professional for a career fair
  • Ready to start work
  • Very appropriate for career fair; Better dressed than many students we see

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Appropriate and professional looking
  • Professional and simple, but a splash of color would make it more appealing
  • Appropriate for interview (on-campus or in-office)
  • Again, a little more professional for an interview; Slightly higher heel would be better
  • No problems with this outfit for an interview
  • A higher heel would be more appropriate; The outfit appears a little too dressy for the shoe


What is your First Impression?

  • Not an outfit for work or an interview; Looks to be a typical outfit to wear on the weekend
  • This is a great outfit for class or the weekend, but is not appropriate for an interview or career fair; You have one chance to make a first impression - Use it to your advantage!
  • Looks fresh, confident and "herself", which we like to see...natural personality; However, if the event is not specifically described as "casual/jeans” or she accidentally stumbled into the first impression opportunity I would think for her benefit she would put more effort into wearing business attire
  • Very casual, assume she is a student or her day off from work
  • Good look for classroom
  • Very nice looking for a weekend activity
  • Too casual
  • Dressed appropriate for an informal "meet and greet lunch"

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • We understand that some students will be between classes and stopping by the career fair and try not to over-analyze outfits. However, she will be competing against others wearing more appropriate business attire who may come across as more polished; Puts more emphasis on her to convince us through communication skills that she's a serious candidate for the job
  • Not acceptable to wear to a career fair
  • This is a great outfit for class or the weekend, but is not appropriate for the career fair
  • Too casual for a career fair
  • Student would appear to be just browsing
  • Absolutely not
  • Not looking for a business position

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Definitely not; Would convey that she's not taking the interview seriously
  • Not acceptable to wear to an interview
  • This is a great outfit for class or the weekend, but is not appropriate for an interview
  • Too casual, even for a casual dress company
  • Not appropriate, too casual
  • Way too casual; Not a bit professional looking
  • Much too casual


 What is your First Impression?

  • A nice suit; Tuck in the shirt underneath and keep the hair groomed a little better
  • Professional and simple, but could use a splash of color to make her appear more dynamic and engaging; A little bit more trendy, but still very appropriate!
  • Appropriate, a black suit is always safe
  • Stylish, but shirt should be tucked in
  • Very nice, stylish look
  • Confident
  • Not inappropriate and doesn't put her at a disadvantage in a casual conversation - She dressed professionally in an outfit you'd see in the office at work in our company; First thought I had though, is that a lot of black/dark in the outfit sets a tone of conservatism

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Very impressive; Shows that extra effort was put forth for the opportunity to making a first impression on an influencer or possible employer
  • Appropriate to wear to a career fair
  • Stylish, but shirt should be tucked in
  • Very nice choice
  • Prepared

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Appropriate to wear to an interview
  • Professional and very appropriate!
  • Shirt should be tucked in to look more professional
  • Very professional and impressive
  • Should tuck shirt in for the interview
  • Ok for an internship interview probably; For full time interviews, I would not recommend V-neck shirts/top for an interview


What is your First Impression?

  • Nice outfit to wear to work for business casual - Be careful that the sleeves aren't too short; For an interview or career fair, add a blazer to match the pants
  • Great outfit for work, but for a career fair or interview it would be good to add a jacket or button down shirt to take your look to the next level!
  • Good for work if it's a business casual dress code
  • Business casual
  • Nice, neat appearance
  • Looks more like an outfit for a social mingling occasion; Not inappropriate business casual for in the workplace and this type of outfit is not uncommon

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Great outfit for work, but for a career fair or interview it would be good to add a jacket or button down shirt to take your look to the next level!
  • Appropriate for career fair, would appear interested
  • Not appropriate for a career fair; Add a blazer to match the pants and it will be fine
  • Too casual
  • Would prefer if jacket was added
  • Prepared
  • Business casual, not inappropriate

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Adding a jacket would make a much more professional appearance; Bare arms are a bit distracting
  • Would be more appropriate for an interview if she had a jacket on
  • Would not recommend short cut sleeves or sleeveless shirt
  • Not appropriate for an interview; Add a blazer to match the pants and it will be fine
  • For an interview it would be good to add a jacket or button down shirt
  • Too casual
  • Depending on the position, perhaps a jacket


What is your First Impression?

  • The skirt pulled above the knees would draw attention to her legs; Our business dress policy advises against skirts above the knees so this would attract unnecessary attention
  • Professional appearance; Do notice the tattoo though on the foot so recommend a pantsuit
  • Outfit is a bit dated and old for a college student
  • Appropriate
  • Professional, but should have nylons on
  • Dark, textured hose would better enhance this outfit (It appears there is a tattoo on the left foot; that would be distracting)
  • Very professional
  • Professional other than the tattoo on the foot

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Professional appearance
  • Appropriate
  • Professional, but should have nylons on with a skirt
  • More than necessary but nice
  • You can get away with more casual dress than this and still be very effective at the career fair
  • Too dressy for a career fair

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • For an interview, the neckline is slightly lower than appropriate; Also, dark hose would be less distracting
  • Professional appearance; Would recommend the pantsuit for the interview to cover the tattoo
  • Would wear a pair of dress pants that compliment the top
  • Appropriate
  • Should have nylons on to look more professional
  • Definitely a good choice
  • Perfect

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Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011 9:20:38 AM