June 26th, 2006

Job-Hunting Etiquette Tip

by Jacqueline Whitmore

The saying goes, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” I believe that if you dress to impress, you could increase your chances of getting a great job. Some job seekers are taking the interview process a little too casually. Denise Bober, director of human resources at The Breakers, a luxury hotel in Palm Beach, says many applicants show up for their interviews in shorts and flip-flops.

Then there was the young man who applied for a job at the world-famous hotel. The position: Poolside bungalow attendant. His attire: A business suit. Bober offered him the job!

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5 Responses to “Job-Hunting Etiquette Tip”

  1. peter andrews on June 9th, 2008 7:59 am

    I agree completely. Every job i go for i wear a suit, even if i know the dress code at the company is casual. You’re not there to blend in you’re there to stand out.

  2. Keiko Moreino on July 20th, 2011 6:52 pm

    Do you have resume writing service you would recommend?

  3. Jacqueline on July 20th, 2011 8:44 pm

    Hi Keiko, I don’t know of any resume writing companies. You might want to check with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

  4. Ali on November 27th, 2011 9:59 am

    Sorry, but I disagree. I manage a high end bar, and put more stock in someone’s credentials and personality than whether or not they are wearing a business suit. A neat appearance is absolutely necessary, but take the job environment into account. In the case of many service industry jobs, a nice pair of slacks and a dress shirt is more than sufficient.

  5. Jacqueline on November 27th, 2011 6:17 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion, Ali. All the best, Jacqueline

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