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Comments from businesses in the College of Human Development and Education

What is your First Impression?

  • It looks professional and gives the impression she is serious about projecting a professional image
  • Professional business - neat
  • Appropriate - though if this was summer it might make a better first impression
  • Professional and comfortable; Shoes look comfortable, and when you are on your feet all day this is important
  • Strong - pleasant - confident

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • First impressions are good, so I would suggest wearing this
  • Very appropriate
  • Excellent - some distinguishing jewelry or scarf would add pop

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Appropriate - though darker colors would be better for an interview situation
  • Very appropriate, although a dark suit may seem more "businesslike"
  • Right on for an interview
  • Excellent


What is your First Impression?

  • Inappropriate for interview with jeans and uncomfortable looking shoes
  • Looks nice, but is not dressed for work!
  • Not appropriate
  • Casual
  • Very hip - on campus ready - afternoon or evening ready

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Not appropriate when you want to make a good impression on a potential employer!
  • High school or college maybe, but if it is a career fair sponsored by businesses, not appropriate
  • No - unless the job is for an after school casual interaction with student
  • Not appropriate

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • No, never wear blue jeans to an interview, no matter where you are interviewing
  • Totally not appropriate! Once at the interview stage, wear your most professional business attire! It doesn't matter that you may not be wearing a suit every day on the job, but in the interview it is crucial!
  • Not appropriate
  • No - it says I know what looks good, but not necessarily what might be needed to make the good first impression


 What is your First Impression?

  • It looks professional and gives the impression she is serious about projecting a professional image
  • Appropriate and comfortable
  • Very professional
  • Neat - suit is always good

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Yes, always look your best when attending a career fair, dress as if it is your first day at work
  • Very appropriate
  • Yes - this is a very acceptable look

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Very appropriate
  • Appropriate, but maybe tuck in the shirt
  • There will be people that are not as comfortable with the shirt out; I would tuck it in for the interview, knowing that this can change easily on the job
  • Appropriate, although the look is less "buttoned up" than the traditional business suit; This still works in my industry


What is your First Impression?

  • Appropriate and comfortable
  • Casual and stylish
  • This is fine - nothing special - leaves me thinking 'just okay'
  • Not so much business, more like retail

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • This certainly would work and given the variety of environments and temperatures it could be exactly on - needs something to distinguish it...
  • Ok, I would add a jacket

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Not in public education; I believe you should wear formal business attire
  • I would suggest sleeves depending upon the season
  • Not appropriate for an interview
  • Ok, if no suit is available
  • Again, it is fine, but does not speak to individual style; If this is comfortable I would certainly go for it - the personality will shine out


What is your First Impression?

  • Working VERY hard at being professional - be careful that the front is not too low for movement
  • Professional and prepared
  • Professional, businesslike

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Yes, come to the career fair like it is your first day of work
  • Excellent choice
  • Overdressed
  • Not appropriate
  • Yes - but a bit overdone

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • This certainly says, "I am serious about this process and want to work"
  • Excellent choice; I would only have one concern and that would be with the neckline...too low??
  • Appropriate
  • Very appropriate if it is the second interview and the interviewers were dressed to the similar degree; Could be too intimidating otherwise
  • Good choice
  • Is that a tattoo on the foot? That would cause conversation after she left

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