Dress For Success



  • “You only get one chance to make a good first impression”
  • Before you open your mouth, your clothes speak for you.
  • Solid color, conservative suit dark blue, gray, or black no brown, tan, or green
  • The dark olive suit would be acceptable since it is in style and seen in business circles
  • White, long sleeve dress shirt no colored shirts. A white dress shirt says “Professionalism”
  • Have your dry cleaner fold your shirt instead of on a hanger – it avoids wrinkles in the morning
  • Conservative silk professional tie, no Road Runner or Tabasco Bottle ties
  • Dark, well-polished, professional leather shoes and matching belt
  • Dark professional long socks
  • Very little jewelry but a class ring or wedding ring would be awesome; no earrings
  • Neat, professional hairstyle; a haircut is highly recommended
  • No facial hair but if you must neat and trim, please. Beards seem to be more prevalent these days.
  • Very little after-shave or better yet, none.
  • Neat, clean, and trimmed nails
  • Professional leather portfolio or notebook for taking notes, having your questions prepared, and extra resumes
  • Professional pens such as Cross Classic in gold or gold-filled no Bics or plastic pens. Your pen will be “front and center” at all times so make the best of it
  • Small travel kit of toothpaste, brush, and floss to refresh yourself on break and after lunch. A refresh will make you more confident.