9 Big BlunderFailing to Follow the Guidelines for Professional Dress

The apparel oft proclaims the man.

—William Shakespeare, Hamlet

People assume the outer package reflects the inner person. Our clothes, our accessories, and our general appearance contribute greatly to the impression we give others. Remember, our non-verbal messages account for a full 55% of the total impression others have of us. Professional clothing should be seen as an investment in your future that adds to your competitive advantage. Every work environment is different. It is important to dress professionally for your particular job while still maintaining your individualism.

It is not the amount of clothes you have, where they come from, or how expensive they are that ...

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