How to Dress for Success

I know that Steve Jobs always wore black turtlenecks, jeans and sneakers.  But he stated wearing that outfit after he was already very successful.  You can dress any way you want when you get to the place he did.

But until then, your career mentor believes that your attire can have a big impact on your life and career success.

The article below encourages you to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Check out Gill Harvey Outfits to find some great dresses that will be great for your interview. This isn’t new career advice, but it is important career advice.

The author is right when he says…

“Even if you’re working at an entry level position and hope to be a senior VP someday, it is possible to dress with your desired position in mind with a little planning and creativity.”

Your attire not only says a lot about you, it also says how much you respect other people.  I always advise my career mentoring clients to take a look in the mirror before they leave the house every day and ask themselves a simple question.  “Does the way I look demonstrate that I respect myself and the people I’ll meet today?  I tell then that if the answer is no, they need to head back to the closet and change.

Even in these days of business casual, I wear a jacket and tie when I’m meeting clients.  When people tell me that I didn’t need to get dressed up, I tell them, “Yes I did.  I’m meeting an important person today.”  Often they’ll ask “Who?”  My response is “You.”

Your attire does count.  Follow the advice in the article and you’ll be able to build a wardrobe that will brand you as a professional who is going places.

Your career mentor,


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  1. the content have some issues:
    “The article below encourages you to dress for the job you want, not the job you want.”

  2. Tu:
    Thanks for pointing out the typo — It should read, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

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