Dress for Success

Career Engagement

Sources say that up to 55 percent of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look, so make the right impression at your interview. Although dressing and grooming appropriately may not get you the job, it will give you a competitive edge and help to make a positive first impression.

Throughout the entire job-seeking process employers use short-cuts to save time. With cover letters, it is reading the opening paragraph. With résumés, it is a quick scan of your accomplishments. With the job interview, it’s how you are dressed. Here are some guidelines and tips to help you make a good first impression and set the right tone. We encourage you to check your prospective employer’s dress code, should one be available, and conform to it when you go to interview.

If you are in need of professional attire for interviews, please visit UT Outpost or make an appointment at our new College of Education Career Closet for free gently used business and business casual clothing.

Business Professional (Interview Attire)

Business Casual (Work Attire)

Other Considerations