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Comments from businesses in the College of Engineering and Architecture

What is your First Impression?

 

  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Conservative professional
  • Is professional and is taking the job search seriously; Only thing to watch for is how tight clothes are, we want both the interviewee and the interviewer to be comfortable during the interview - If an interviewee is wearing too tight of clothing it may make either of the people uncomfortable
  • Gives a great first impression; Nicely coordinated, well fitted, clean and professional
  • Looks nice; Clothes appear to fit well, and makes a nice first impression
  • Very appropriate; She put time into making sure that she's dressed professionally
  • Boring color, clunky shoes - Maybe a simple heel would be better; Overall professional
  • Very appropriate
  • Blah - we look for energy and creativity and clothing can exude that; By adding a colored shirt or jewelry would help the outfit
  • Nice suit, neutral, not too wild

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Excellent choice. It looks comfortable but still professional. Formal attire would not be expected at a fair, but typical "classroom" attire is probably too informal. A really good first impression!
  • Appropriate for career fair
  • Probably made a special effort to dress differently for the career fair, which shows that the event is taken seriously
  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, but would look better with a collared shirt underneath
  • Professional - it shows they are really serious about finding employment
  • She means business! Because business suits are not necessarily expected at a career fair, I always notice when someone went above and beyond to look professional
  • Nice touch
  • Appropriate outfit, she looks serious about getting a job
  • Appropriate and professional; Not necessarily needed as a freshman just learning about companies - but never wrong
  • Looks comfortable enough to walk around on campus and professional enough to represent themself in front of a company

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Appropriate (depending on the position interviewing for); The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Appropriate for interview, just be cautious of wearing too tight of clothing or too form fitting of clothing
  • This would make a good impression; It would also be suitable for all but the most formal client presentations - and maybe even then
  • A little more casual than I would prefer at the interview - Dress for an interview is the only area where I would want the applicants to appear the same; Then, their answers and personality make the difference, not their dress
  • Professional
  • Very normal, acceptable attire for an interview; Might consider pulling her hair back
  • Good option for an interview, but would choose a dressier shoe and possibly a piece of jewelry
  • Very appropriate; Interviewees should always dress formally
  • Suit is appropriate, it is borderline too tight; Loose fitting clothes are best
  • Fantastic


What is your First Impression?

  • Not seriously looking for an internship or a job; Very casual
  • It would appear the person forgot about the career fair or interview if someone was dressed like this, not at all prepared
  • First impression for a date - fine; First impression for an employer - too casual
  • It is a nice looking outfit for class or an evening at the movies, but it does not give a professional impression
  • Young adult, jeans are nice - no holes
  • Probably wears similar clothes most days; Nicely dressed, with good appearance for going to class
  • Very stylish and youthful however; not suitable for an interview
  • Would be a fun outfit for a weekend night out
  • Trendy, casual, every day wear
  • Stylish, not professional
  • Good for going out or to a movie
  • Too casual

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Too casual for the career fair; While I would rather see and talk with her than not, my impression would be that the career fair was just another task to do that day
  • For someone seeking an internship or interview for a position after graduation, I would recommend more formal, professional attire
  • Not horrible, as most firms would expect to be meeting students, not seasoned professionals; But it can appear too casual - and why take that chance?
  • Would probably suggest khakis or some other type of pants
  • Not serious about getting a job
  • Would have the impression that she is just at the career fair to pass time, not seriously job seeking
  • Need to dress up more
  • No, I wouldn't think this person is serious about starting their career
  • Not appropriate; Much too casual
  • Shirt is ok, but should be paired with dress slacks
  • Not serious about finding employment
  • Not appropriate for career fair; Both the shirt and jeans are too casual, not at all professional

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • This outfit does not present a professional look and, depending on the interviewer, could be much too casual; It would be fine for casual Fridays once you are hired - but not for an interview
  • Not appropriate at all
  • Absolutely inappropriate attire for an interview
  • Way too casual for an interview; Would give the impression "what you see is what you get" - Shouldn't make a strong statement by being underdressed for an interview, or that this meeting isn't that important
  • Inappropriate for a professional level position
  • Absolutely not; We are a business casual company


 What is your First Impression?

  • Professional looking, comfortable, tasteful; Some may find the loose shirt too casual in specific situations, but in almost all cases this provides a good first impression
  • Nice suit, would tuck the shirt into pants
  • Well-dressed;. Seems confident!
  • Probably a little dressy for everyday, but would have a favorable impression that her appearance is important to her
  • A lot of black; Hair should be pulled back neatly
  • Professional, fun and trendy
  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Looks fun and creative but still classic; Somewhat sloppy with the way the shirt lays with the jacket
  • Very professional ready to meet employers; The person looks like they put thought into their appearance
  • Appropriate with today's fashion trends

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • This would make you stand out - it is likely more "dressy" than would be expected; It looks comfortable, and that is important when you are meeting a lot of new people, moving around, etc.
  • Very appropriate for a career fair
  • Well-dressed for a career fair; Impression made that the career fair is important, and she dressed appropriately for the event
  • Appropriate for a career fair, gives the impression they are looking for a professional level job
  • Looks great
  • Perfect!
  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Looks comfortable enough to walk around on campus and professional enough to represent them self in front of a company
  • Definitely appropriate

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Tuck in the shirt, and you're ready to go! I like the subtle jewelry with a little color; Not over the top - nice touch!
  • It would be perfectly acceptable for an interview and even for an important client meeting
  • I would like to see candidates wear something like this; It shows her personality
  • Shirt needs to be tucked in, maybe button the white shirt up a little more
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly
  • Looks serious about job
  • Appropriate (depending on the position interviewing for); The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Very appropriate
  • Yes, but it would help if her shirt was tucked in
  • Good interview suit; Very sharp looking
  • She is slightly underdressed for an interview; I wouldn't be too harsh on her though, as maybe she doesn't own 'Interview' clothes


What is your First Impression?

  • Nice first personal impression, but may be more appropriate for a social occasion than for a professional event
  • Looks dressy, but not for meeting employers; It looks more like an outfit for going out to dinner
  • Looks like she is missing a jacket
  • Nice business casual look
  • Nice appearance, with stylish clothes that fit well; May or may not be everyday clothes
  • Nice outfit for everyday work
  • Looks good
  • Fun, trendy and still professional
  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Very fun and funky and depending upon the company you are meeting with it makes a difference
  • Professional - but I would add jacket

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, but a suit coat could add to the formalness of the outfit
  • Good for networking(social), would wear a suit if seriously job searching
  • Does not look like she would be looking for an engineering position; A jacket or button up long sleeve shirt would make this outfit a lot more professional
  • Probably more "dressy" than necessary; It appears more appropriate for a social occasion
  • Would be ok if the weather was warm
  • Appropriate for a career fair, but should consider longer sleeves if she's interested in working in a conservative industry; The less skin, the better
  • She would be fine at the career fair with these clothes
  • Casual
  • This will work; Her appearance is well groomed
  • I think it is fine for a career fair

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Not quite appropriate for an interview; Should always wear a suit for a professional level position
  • Needs to have a jacket for this industry
  • It would be very acceptable for an interview, but it gives a less professional impression than is probably desired
  • Would suggest a jacket
  • Too casual for an interview
  • Probably a little underdressed for an interview; I would wonder if she owns 'Interview' clothes, but in comparison to others, underdressed for the interview
  • Appropriate (depending on the position interviewing for); The outfit looks professional
  • Very fun and funky and depending upon the company you are meeting with it makes a difference - Maybe it would work for an ad agency; Pants and shoes are fine but I would like to see a long sleeved blouse that buttons up
  • Not for an interview; A jacket is definitely needed for an interview
  • I would recommend more formal - longer sleeves


What is your First Impression?

  • Professional, confident impression; This person really cares about making a good first impression
  • Appears to have a tattoo on the foot; Companies are not against tattoos but exposing them in an interview process is taboo - Too personal; Lacking jewelry, looking for a person that pays attention to details and finishes a project
  • Looks professional and is taking the job search seriously; Maybe not the best for engineering, though
  • Nice look, tattoo draws a lot of attention
  • Well-dressed, probably interviewing that day; Too dressy for everyday, but undoubtedly has plans for an important meeting that day
  • Visible tattoo is never good in an office setting; Suit coat is too long - Pinstripe looks nice on her
  • Skirt too short
  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Looks professional, but the outfit is not suited for an engineering job search
  • Would assume that she has interviews that same day; Wouldn't be concerned about overdressed, but in reality, she would be for the career fair
  • More formal than necessary for such an event, though no one is going to be turned off by someone who dresses this nicely - especially when interaction is short and first impressions are important
  • A little formal for career fair
  • Nice look; Consider covering up the tattoo on her foot - Lots of people have them, of course, but you don't want to be remembered for your tattoo at a career fair
  • Higher neckline would make this outfit more appropriate for a career fair
  • Appropriate; The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out
  • Borderline too dressy; I don't expect the kids to have to walk around in a skirt and heels

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Not completely acceptable for an engineering position; Pant suits with shoes that could be worn on a manufacturing floor would be better
  • Excellent choice; It says that you are professional, serious about your work, and ready to go out and meet with clients!
  • Suit very appropriate; Good rule of thumb on skirts is no shorter than a dollar bill width above the knee
  • Always wear nylons to a professional level interview
  • Would be appropriate for interview
  • I always encourage pant suits for women; You can't be too conservative in a job interview - Acceptable, though!
  • Well-dressed for an important meeting like an interview!
  • Appropriate (depending on the position interviewing for); The outfit looks professional, well put-together & thought out

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