Clothes don't make the man
Norwalk, CONN. (PRWEB) December 5, 2006
It may be cliché, but there really is only one chance to make a first impression. That's why AP9 Essentials, a leading discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, wants to help its members dress for success when interviewing for jobs. Members can also get tips on how to maintain an image that will help propel them up the ladder -- once they've reached that initial rung.
AP9 Essentials members may take advantage of their money-saving benefits whenever they need to by logging on to DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs.
Interviewing for jobs can be pretty daunting -- especially for all the "first timers" out there. Whether it's right or wrong is clearly open to debate, but the initial interview can make or break a job candidate's chances. AP9 Essentials understands this reality and now offers members tips on how to make that first impression count -- and perhaps more importantly, make it last. AP9 Essentials offers the following five tips on dressing for success:
-- Dress to attract -- not to distract. Look businesslike, but try to show some style too. Don't look so corporate that it seems… well, boring. Instead, aim for an ensemble that appears well-coordinated, highlighted by a tailored jacket or suit.
-- Stay ready at all times. Once the overall interview process has begun, appointments may start coming in buckets. Be ready. Have at least three outfits (traditional business or business casual, if necessary) pressed and ready to wear.
-- Play the game. Even though it has been argued that "Clothes don't make the man" (or woman), in an interview environment they might. Just like carefully tailored jackets and suits, think carefully about shirt selection. There are no precise rules, but consider wearing long sleeves. Bare arms may send the wrong message -- regardless of gender.
-- Dress for the job you want. This can be sound advice even after a job offer has been tendered. To look successful, look the part. Buy the best quality garments you can afford, and make adjustments to move towards the next goal. Dress and act in terms of "career" -- not just "job."
-- Walk the walk. Think in terms of the platitude, "Confident, not cocky." Exude confidence in terms of dress, physical appearance and overall attitude. Smiling never hurts, either. In interviews and on the job, project an image that says, "I belong here."
Knowing how to dress for success is just one of the many helpful hints and saving benefits available to AP9 Essentials members. So dress the part, and always look sharp. It's that much easier with help from AP9 Essentials.
About AP9 Essentials
AP9 Essentials is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Essentials.