Monday, October 6, 2014

Suited for Success: Help Others Make a Lasting Impression at Job Interviews

400 years ago the Catholic priest, theologian, and social critic Erasumus uttered the famous lines “Clothes make the man.” Since then it has been echoed by the likes of Shakespeare, Mark Twain and countless career consultants. For men and women looking to return to the workforce, this idea rings especially true.

A job interview is one of the most important occasions to make a strong first impression. Studies show that 55% of another person's perception of you is based on how you look. Before you even say hello, your interviewer has made an initial judgment of you based solely on your appearance.

The Peirce Career Development Services’ Suited for Success drive aims to provide men and women looking to return to the workforce with the appropriate attire to make that perception a positive one. Through the donations of the Peirce community, we’re providing future job candidates with the attire needed to build their confidence as they begin the interviewing process.

Throughout the month of October we’re collecting gently used men and women’s business attire in the College Hall Lobby. So as you clean out your closets and prepare for the winter months, please consider donating any gently used items to our Suited for Success drive. Your kindness will help provide men and women with the necessary attire to build their self-esteem and leave a memorable impression after the job interview.

On behalf of the recipients who may land a job because of your generosity, thanks in advance.