Do you think that dressing is important to give an impression?

@obe212003 (2301)
Philippines
March 16, 2010 11:14am CST
I had a friend who was going to refer me for a job and he kept on insisting that i should wear something that would make a long-lasting impression.. what duh...? i mean, being dignified in a manner of how i dressed is surely something that i am aware of; clean, well-ironed out and i think the right combination of colors. Creating a long-lasting impression? Do you have any other ideas?
7 responses
@busybee10 (3190)
• India
16 Mar 10
There were days when dress was not that important - but these days if you do not have anything to eat also dressing is given lot of importance. People get attracted to the dress of a person. Not only that the business we are into needs good dress because we will have to visit executives and impress them -this in turn needs good and attractive dress.
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@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Yeah..those days when denim pants and a clean white Hanes shirt would do... anyways, i know how i look and how i carry myself, but i am really not into fancy dressing.. even for a job interview, i would wear a simple polo shirt and slacks.
@1hopefulman (45560)
• Canada
16 Mar 10
Our appearance leaves an impression, good or bad. We should dress in a way that would reflect the job we are applying for. Then highlight the skills and assets we possess that would show our value to doing the job in question well. Hope you are successful in obtaining the job in question.
@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Yeah appearance do count, but one should never judge the book by its cover..lol! Anyways, i really am comfortable just being clean-looking and what matters most is what's in my resume..thanks for the support, i hope and pray i could have the job..
@1hopefulman (45560)
• Canada
22 Mar 10
I hope you get the job!
@hvedra (1623)
16 Mar 10
Wear a tiger costume, that will create an impression!
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
16 Mar 10
Now that i would love to see. TATA.
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@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Nice one...i wish i could do that..lol! something weird to wear would probably cause a long-lasting effect. thanks
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@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
16 Mar 10
I think it is stupid. As long as your clothes are clean and wrinkle free and of course the colours that have to match, the only thing you combine with that, is yur own personality. That is important. TATA.
@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
Yeah, i quite agree.. the book is not judged by its cover, what's important is what's inside, but then again, maybe i have sloppy cover and needs aesthetic covering..lol! anyways, thanks for the advice..
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
16 Mar 10
hi obe212003. absolutely!!! especially if you are going for an interview. remember, your shoes matter too and how you style your hair can make or break a lasting impression. wish you good luck.
@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
forget about the hair, i'm suffering from HIV {Hair is Vanishing] lol!..
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
16 Mar 10
Being well-dressed for job interviews is certainly advisable. It may not create a long lasting impression, but it does give a good first impression. Believe it or not, people do based their impressions of a person by his dressing. A rule of thumb is, in order to impress, you've got to dress yourself up.
@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
17 Mar 10
I have had several job interviews before with just a simple polo shirt, clean and neat. Fortunately, i always got the job based on my resume. i remember once in a job interview, there were around 300+ applicants, mostly wearing what would executives would wear, and i was just wearing my usual casual dressing. out of 300, only 7 were accepted and luckily i was one of them.
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@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
16 Mar 10
No never dress can never create long lasting impression. But for job i think for first impression dress code should be good. But it will not lasting for forever. Well for our self we should wear clean dress. Not for impress some one else. Then it will be fake impression.