All too often I hear of great candidates whose professional dress overshadowed their true potential.
We communicate through many channels; verbal communication, body language, and appearance. Your interview attire says everything that you are not. Your appearance has the power to make or break your first impression. Attire makes a strong visual statement about how you see yourself. Think of the brand that you are projecting to your future employer. In this competitive job market, are you a brand employers want? Your individual successes and failures will contribute to that of the organization that you are applying for.
When dressing for success think how your potential employer will receive and process your image. Is it an image that is synonymous with your career goals? When your appearance delivers what the employer is searching for, you've made a great first impression. You've just overcome the first obstacle and can move on to impress them with your experience and knowledge. When employers don't judge the cover, they appreciate the 3rd and 4th chapter of getting to know YOU!
Good luck and dress for success!
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