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Comments from businesses in the College of Science and Mathematics

What is your First Impression?

  • Good first impression! Looks like she wears comfortable shoes; May make a difference for how she presents herself and the type of job
  • This outfit says she is serious about her work and is proud of her training, education and ability to be an asset to her company/agency
  • Pleasant, professional - Light color tone is upbeat; Sets a good initial impression

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • Very appropriate for career fair; Better dressed than many students we see
  • Comfortable shoes at an all-day event probably helps keep a smile on your face
  • Probably overdressed

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Good outfit! The color doesn't leave a great impression - Black is going to be more
    polished/professional; This color doesn't make her memorable!
  • Excellent choice for interview with our agency
  • No problems with this outfit for an interview


What is your First Impression?

  • This is a stylish outfit, and she looks nice
  • Dressed appropriate for an informal "meet and greet lunch"
  • 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
  • Relaxed

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 a job
  • It looks like she has made a mistake and is in the wrong room if she is wearing this at a career fair
  • Too casual

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Not appropriate for a professional position
  • Definitely not; Would convey that she's not taking the interview seriously
  • Not acceptable; Unless you are applying for an unskilled position


What is your First Impression?

  • This is a good first impression; Looks like a professional
  • 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
  • Says she is ready to go - probably very creative person; Very appropriate for business after hire

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • It looks appropriate for a career fair; It looks like she would be very comfortable
  • Appropriate

 

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • A good interview outfit for an interview; It also looks like she's applying for positions that this would be her daily outfit
  • Ok for an internship interview probably; For full time interviews, I would not recommend V-neck shirts/top for an interview
  • Maybe a little too comfortable for a first interview/but wouldn't count against her
  • Professional


What is your First Impression?

  • 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
  • I like the dark color, but the sleeveless is not appropriate for work meetings; maybe okay at our desk
  • Fine first impression

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • It looks like she would be comfortable; Very stylish shoes...up to date on fashion
  • Business casual, not inappropriate
  • Okay

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • Fine interview for a position where you don't necessarily get dressed up every day
  • Would not recommend short cut sleeves or sleeveless shirt
  • Put on a jacket first!


What is your First Impression?

  • Wow - she is ready to work; Very committed to her agency/company and plans on using her education/training, skills and talents to advance the agency/company
  • I don't think she wears this every day; Why are you showing off your tattoo?
  • The skirt pulled above the knees would draw attention to her legs; Our business dress policy advises against skirts above the knees as this would attract unnecessary attention

Is this appropriate for a Career Fair?

  • The length of the skirt appears that she would have trouble sitting in an interview setting to be very comfortable
  • You can get away with more casual dress than this and still be very effective at the career fair
  • Too dressy

Is this appropriate for an Interview?

  • In an interview you want someone to be comfortable and not worrying about the hemline; This is a nice outfit otherwise
  • Would wear a pair of dress pants that compliment the top
  • Excellent choice!

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