Being successful in your career takes a number of different factors. Women have to work hard, be smarter, and strive to prove that they are qualified for whatever jobs they are undertaking. One of the biggest mistakes that women make in the workforce is in the image they present. Women not only have to have the qualifications to do a job, and do it well, but also to come to work presenting a professional image. The reality is if you are a woman that has the qualifications to do a job properly, you may never get the opportunity to start the job if you do not present yourself properly.
When going to an interview for a job, it is essential that women and men dress appropriately. Going to an interview with a disheveled appearance, unkempt hair, casual clothing, or wearing excessive jewelry or makeup can make a potential employer forgo giving you the job. Employers will assume by your unprofessional appearance that you will take the same attitude into the position for which you are applying. Although this may be an inaccurate assessment, that first impression can prevent you from landing the job that you could perform at a high standard.
Before heading out for a job interview, make sure you dress in a professional manner. Being well dressed, neat, and tidy can help you land the job you desire. Once hired for the job, maintain a proper wardrobe for work. Be sure to always wear clean, pressed clothes, avoid the use of heavy makeup, excessive jewelry, or perfumes that are overpowering. Never dress too casual, even on days your employer allows casual attire. There are ways to dress casually without pulling out the jeans and t-shirts that are sitting in your closet. Furthermore, remember that a professional image is also important to the confidence that current or potential clients will have in the company in which you work.
For more tips on dressing appropriately for the workplace, check out this infographic from newlook.com.