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Career Development Center

WELCOME TO THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Live your dream and let your degree work for you. The Career Development Center is here to help IU Southeast students and alumni secure satisfying career opportunities. Explore your options for a career and find tools to help you get there. Call or stop in today and begin your journey towards a satisfying career!

Dress for success girl.

Rules to live by:

  • Clothing should not be revealing: cleavage, stomach, back, and legs from the knee up should be adequately covered
  • Clothing should always be neatly pressed and laundered
  • Clothing should fit well – not too tight or loose
  • Shoes should be shined

Successful Interview Dress

Follow these guidelines from CollegeGrad.com for successful interview dress:

Men and Women
  • Conservative two-piece business suit (solid dark blue or grey is best)
  • Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
  • Clean, polished conservative shoes
  • Well-groomed hairstyle
  • Clean, trimmed fingernails
  • Minimal cologne or perfume
  • Empty pockets—no bulges or tinkling coins
  • No gum, candy, or cigarettes
  • Light briefcase or portfolio case
  • No visible body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc. or tattoos
Dress for success guy.
Men
  • Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
  • Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best)
  • Dark socks (black is best)
  • Get a haircut; short hair always fares best in interviews
  • Fresh shave; mustaches are a possible negative, but if you must, make sure it is neat and trimmed
  • No beards (unless you are interviewing for a job as a lumberjack!)
  • No rings other than wedding ring or college ring
  • No earrings (if you normally wear one, take it out)
Women
  • Wear a suit with a jacket and skirt or slacks; no dresses
  • Shoes with conservative heels
  • Conservative hosiery at or near skin color (and no runs!)
  • No purses, small or large; carry a briefcase instead
  • If you wear nail polish, use clear or a conservative color
  • Keep your makeup simple and natural (it should not be too noticeable)
  • No more than one ring on each hand
  • One set of earrings only
  • Can’t afford a new suit? Contact Dress for Success Louisville.

What is Business Casual?

The following YouTube™ video is intended for males, but suggestions are useful for both males and females.