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Dress For The Job You Want – Part II

By rebecca in Talent Tools and Updates

Part II – Men

Last week in a Hire Up blog post, we discussed the importance of “dressing for success” in relation to women. Now, it is time to talk about MEN!

First things first. When going on an interview, looking presentable is A MUST! From styled hair to polished shoes, it all counts when meeting your possible employer for the first time. If you are unsure of what to wear, do some research on the company. We found that it is effective to dress like you are a part of the company’s brand. Look at the company colors and wear clothes that don’t distract from that. You want to stand out by looking well put together, and still look like a part of the team before you actually are.

One thing that men find difficult is purchasing professional clothing at a low cost. There is a way around this. You don’t have to spend every penny you have to Dress For The Job You Want. There are plenty of stores out there that sell nice clothing at reasonable prices such as Ross, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory and many more. Big labels and names don’t always equate to quality and value.

Here are a few things to consider when dressing for the job you want:


No bling! Keep it simple and classy. No chains, earrings, or facial piercings.

Don’t wear jeans

Do not have your shirt unbuttoned

Don’t look over stylish

Do not wear a hat


Wear a well-fitting suit of a solid color (Darker colors)

Wear a long sleeved collared shirt (Light colors and go with the suit)

Make sure to find a nice belt to go with your suit

Be well manicured (hair, nails, facial hair)

Find some nice dress shoes

You can never go wrong with  “Classics”

Iron your clothes!

If its cold wear a Pea Coat and if it’s warm still wear your suit jacket


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