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We’ve we all heard the phrase “Dress for Success” and it was used quite often before the business casual revolution. When you are searching for a job, we feel it is very important to present the best possible image. Sure, the employer may be astute enough to look beyond the form and hire on substance only; but some people make snap judgments based on the first impression they get at the start of the interview. The fact that you dressed up conveys that this position is important to you and that you are ready to take things seriously.
Look Sharp Out There
Does this mean I have to wear a suit when I apply for a position at a retailer or a shipping company? OlyLife believes that you really can’t overdress for your first interview. The impression you want to give is one that says, “Yes I am a young professional who can handle that cashier job, and also someone who you might consider for management in the near future.”
But, I Don’t Own a Suit
Need a helping hand in acquiring clothing for your upcoming interview? Dress for Success can help! According to their website, their mission is to ”promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.”
The Outfit Will Only Get You So Far
If you make a good impression with how you look, then you are off to a great start. It is then up to you to be prepared to answer questions about your experience, education, and desire.
Come Prepared With Questions
In addition, you should think of a few questions that you have about the company and the expectations of the role. Your advance research about the company can be reflected in the types of questions you ask, and this will reflect well on you. So go on and get spiffed up for that interview and make the most of your one and only life – That’s OlyLife! Here are some great resources on how to get a job and how to move forward in your career so keep reading and go on and improve your one and OlyLife!
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