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Dress for Success

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January 23, 2017
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First impressions are of critical importance for making or breaking that big business deal, nailing a presentation, or even simply landing that new job. The way you present yourself speaks highly about who you are and taking pride in your appearance puts you on the right track to success.

Some here are some good recommendations to start with:

1.) Be aware of your situation and be adaptable to your environment.

Not every job interview calls for a suit and tie but blue jeans and a t-shirt are definitely not professional attire. Knowing who your clientele are and/or the culture of the company you work for or are seeking employment with may take just a minute of effort on your part, but the dividends or consequences could be huge.

2.) Let "Dress casual” be your base, and be prepared to dress up accordingly.

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A good rule of thumb is to have a nice set of slacks or skirt and a polo or dress shirt; a solid button up shirt that fits well is a must-have for any professional wardrobe. A blazer or suit coat may be called for if the situation dictates and gentlemen should always have a go-to tie in their arsenal - any solid color works - or go with red for that power tie look.

3.) Pay attention to the details.

Clean shoes, good personal hygiene, and minimal accessories will give you that clean solid look that is expected in any professional situation. Part of dressing for success is feeling confident in your appearance. If you follow these few simple steps you will be well on your way to achieving your goal in whatever you are striving to succeed.

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