As you move along in your changing career path, you’ll want to make a great first impression at every opportunity. This will include being aware of what you’re wearing, and where you’re wearing it.
Unfortunately, making a great first impression can be blown in less than 10 seconds simply because of inappropriate attire. The fact of the matter is that people will judge you based on your looks. Oh sure, they may have a pleasant conversation with you, and even take your business card. However, they know they won’t recommend you to their network of friends and colleagues because you don’t look the part.
If you don’t take your attire seriously, those you meet won’t take you seriously… not a good thing if you’re looking to make a splash in a new career.
Make a great first impression by dressing as if you’re a leader in your field. There are dozens of sources of information about dressing for success. Here are the five points I believe to be the most important: