Dressing for the Job Fair Presentation by Jenna Riley CMAT Practicum student
What Not to Wear • Flip-Flops or Sneakers • Jeans (includes skirts & shorts) • Shorts/Boardshorts • Sweatshirts • T-Shirts • Facial Piercings (lip, eye, nose, etc) • Hats/Beanies • Stilettos or strappy sandals • Untucked shirts or blouses • No exposed undergarments or anything too revealing or too tight • Excessive make-up or accessories • No messy hair or ill-groomed facial hair
NO! Please, at all costs, avoid looking like poor Britney here!
Oh NO! It appears neither Britney nor Kevin can get it right!!
Business professional is the way to go • Suit (can be black, gray, or navy) • Girls- a pant or skirt suit would work; skirts should be between knee length to mid-calf. Nothing too short! • In the event you should not have a suit, you should at least be wearing dress pants (neutral in color like above) and a blazer • Shirt • Girls-collared shirt or blouse • Guys-button-up AND tie • Shoes • Girls-closed toe heels or flats • Guys-brown or black leather dress shoes
YES! These guys here are all great examples of dressing appropriately for the Job Fair. Still, be sure you are wearing a tie (unlike man #3)!
Great! These ladies show several great examples of outfits that will work for the Job Fair as well!
Oops! i forgot to dress up! • Should you have a class before you come or another obligation, be sure to explain to your potential employer the reasoning behind it. • The least you can do is go to class wearing khakis and a polo or dress shirt, although you know business professional is more suitable.