Unwritten rules

“Clothes make the [wo]man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
– Mark Twain

  1. Fashion is never off the clock.  Your appearance matters 100% of the time, even on casual Fridays and at after-work events.
  2. There are no do-overs when it comes to first impressions.  Employers make assumptions about you when they first see you.
  3. If you are in an entry-level position, you are usually the first person a client sees.  They will make a judgment of the company based on the way you look.
  4. Looks matter.  If you don’t take the time to put yourself together an employer will assume that you will not take the time to put forth your best work products.
  5. Sex doesn’t sell in the workplace.  Provocative or inappropriate clothing will get you unwanted sexual attention and block your chances to move up further in the company.
  6. If you have to ask a friend if an outfit is appropriate for the office or not, nine times out of ten, it isn’t.