Putting your best foot forward and looking your best is important to make a good impression on your peers, clients, and leaders in your organization. People take notice of well-dressed and well put together individuals. Therefore, it’s important to put some thought and effort into your work attire, or you could get passed over in favor of the person who does.


Here are 5 tips to help you dress for HR success:

1. How You Dress Matters:

People pay attention to how you dress, and it will have an impact on the first impression you make on people. If you have an important meeting, are up for a promotion or are going on a job interview, don’t make your attire an afterthought. It will play a role in how you are perceived by others.

2. Research the Dress Code:

Whether you are going in for a job interview, are having a meeting with someone in HR, or are a new employee, taking a few minutes to research the company dress code can save you some embarrassment and ensure you look the part. If you are not sure, ask before assuming. If you are an employee, refer to the company handbook.

3. Wear What Makes You Feel Good:

How you feel in the clothes you wear matters. Choose clothing that makes you feel confident in how you look.

4. When in Doubt – Overdress:

Not sure what to wear to your interview or first day on the job? You are better off to be overdressed than underdressed. As they say, dress for the job you want, not the job you have. You can always adjust your attire for your next meeting or day at work. If you underdress, you may not get a second chance.

5. Don’t Overdo the Accessories:

Avoid wearing too much cologne or perfume, makeup and jewelry. Make sure the accessories you wear are appropriate for the positon and industry.

As the old saying goes: ‘Perception is reality.’ Think about the image you want to project during your interview and then choose an outfit that will create a positive perception and is appropriate, given the time of year, your geographic location, and the job/company/industry,” says Lisa Quast on Forbes


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Felicia Smith

Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.

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