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DRESS for SUCCESS. For: The Internship Class By: Janice Valle- WBL Coordinator. You will Learn:. First impressions What to wear What not to wear Personal Hygiene Grooming. Do You Know? True or False. #1 -You can lose a job opportunity by a first impression

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For: The Internship Class

By: Janice Valle- WBL Coordinator

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You will Learn:

  • First impressions

  • What to wear

  • What not to wear

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Grooming

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Do You Know? True or False

  • #1-You can lose a job opportunity by a first impression

  • #2-You can wear anything you want to your job interview

  • #3-Wearing too much perfume is not a good choice on your job interview

  • #4-Brushing your teeth and combing your hair may help you get that job

  • #5-You can wear your best flip flops to an interview

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First Impressions

  • The first introduction is your appearance

  • Your attire sets the tone of the interview

  • Create a positive first impression

  • Dress for a competitive edge

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What To Wear Men Ladies

Dark suit or sport coat and slacks

White long sleeved dress shirt

Polished dress shoes

Matching belt

Tie if possible

Dark business suit w/skirt or slacks

Light colored blouse

Low heeled shoes

Blazer if no suit

Natural shade


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What Not to Wear

  • Sporty, revealing, or dressy clothes

  • Heavy perfume/cologne

  • Excessive jewelry

  • Casual shoes or flip flops

  • Heavy makeup

  • Wild nail designs

  • Wild hairdo

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Personal Hygiene

  • Bath or shower

  • No body odor

  • Clean hair

  • Clean and trimmed fingernails

  • Brushed teeth, fresh breath

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  • Neat hair

  • Clean and pressed clothes

  • Clean/polished shoes

  • Light makeup/nail polish-ladies

  • Light perfume/cologne

  • Minimal jewelry

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Final Check

  • Before interview check the mirror

  • Make sure you look confident

  • Have your resume in a folder

  • No candy, gum, or objects in mouth

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  • #1- Is it ok to chew gum during a job interview?

  • #2- Would it show you want the job when you dress in sweatpants?

  • #3- Could you get a job by a first positive impression?

  • #4- If you have body odor do you think you will get the job?

  • #5- Will you show more confidence looking well put together?

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  • Remember the first impression

  • Wear the appropriate clothing

  • Smell good, look good

  • Feel confident

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Answers- T&F

  • #1-True

  • #2-False

  • #3-True

  • #4-True

  • #5-False

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  • #1- No

  • #2- No

  • #3- Yes

  • #4- No

  • #5- Yes

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  • Research the listed resources

  • Prepare an outline of how you would prepare yourself for a job interview

  • Or you may share your experiences preparing for a job interview

  • Bring it into our next class for class discussion

  • Pay attention to details on your outline

  • Be creative- add a photo, etc.

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  • Books:

    • Quintessential Careers: Dress for Success Books:books for making a first great impression

  • Web Sites:

    • SYMS Dress to Achieve: a career site created to help you with the basics of proper job interview attire

    • CareerGear:a non-profit organization

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Need Help?


talk to me

I can help you

Janice Valle

Your WBL Coordinator