Dress For Success
for success when you’re job-hunting.
I know you're
probably thinking that's a no-brainer.
Unfortunately not everybody has brains!
A few weeks
ago there was a picture in the business
section of my local newspaper. The
article accompanying the photo was
about a Sarasota job fair.
There were dozens
of employers interviewing hundreds
of job seekers. Will Rogers once said,
"You never get a second chance
to make a good first impression."
was very telling, at least for me
it was. Wearing jeans to a job fair
is like jumping from a plane without
a parachute. What were these people
Probably - they
In sales, first
impressions are often lasting impressions.
You have to look good and of course
you have to sound good too.
we've all experienced during the last
few years has kept people in jobs
they don't like. It also meant a lot
of people lost their jobs.
I am an optimist
and believe things are starting to
turn around for the better which means
more people will be job-hunting for
As you get ready
for your job interviews remember if
you want to look fit and trim, it
means you have to be fit and trim.
You are a walking Billboard during
every job interview.
When you look
in the mirror what do you see? What
you see in the mirror is what your
potential employers will also see.
Here are some
tips to help you create positive and
dynamic first impressions.
The best advice
I've ever seen on buying clothes,
and I wish I could remember the author's
name but I can't, "Is to buy
half as much and spend twice as much."
The color of
your belt should match the color of
point is to keep your shoes shined
- especially the heels which can get
scuffed with all the driving you do.
During a job
interview how you are dressed can
set the tone for the entire interview.
are making yes / no decisions in less
than 10 seconds.
can establish credibility and build
rapport for you.
likely to underdress than overdress.
Your best bet is to call the Human
Resources Department and ask, “What
is the appropriate dress for an interview?”
When it comes
to your hair, it should be well groomed.
when it comes to wearing jewelry.
on the cologne and perfume.
And of course
- no visible body piercing.
should be trimmed.
safest colors to wear to job interviews
is navy, dark gray, and black.
should be cleaned and pressed.
These tips will
help you dress for success when job
big tip for you to consider.
When it's appropriate,
ask some good questions.
assume you're interviewing for a sales
position. Here are several questions
you can ask the interviewer.
What are the
responsibilities of your salespeople?
What are the
biggest challenges your salespeople
are you looking for in your salespeople?
What are your
criteria for making a hiring decision?
How do you measure
the success of your new hires during
the first 120 days?
will turn heads and may open the door
to the second interview.
right attire is more complicated than
Just remember your clothing is the
first and fastest clue your interviewer
So always dress
for success when job hunting.
for success is just one of the 57
Sales Tips covered in my Sales Manual,
"57 Sales Tips To Reinvent and
Distinguish Yourself from Your Competition."
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