May is the classic time for Spring clear outs and my husband’s office took advantage of this by arranging a collection for a charity that donates clothes for people to wear to job interviews and starting work. His working environment it much more corporate than mine, but I really wanted to help out and as I sorted through my unworn dresses and bagged up pairs of boots and shoes it got me thinking. We all know how important it is to make a good impression, and I can only imagine how hard that must be if you don’t have some disposable income to spend on kitting yourself out, but more than that, about the confidence looking smart and well-groomed gives you.
There is nothing worse than arriving at event and realising you have the dress code completely wrong, it makes you feel uncomfortable and even apologetic, so how much more important if you have a job interview to attend but not the wardrobe to arrive looking smart and professional. Dressing to impress works on many levels, and as we have quoted, from our favourite Professor Amy Cuddy, on many occasions you can ‘fake it to make it’ – starting with looking professional and smart.