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What Should I NEVER Wear to My Entry-Level Job?

Kayla Baxter, Anna Hennings, and Alice Handley

October 06, 2009

What You Wore Yesterday

Why not?

Wearing the same thing the next day says a little too much about your personal life and might make people wonder exactly why you didn’t make it home last night, A fight? A one night stand? An affair? Gossip will fly. You’ll look anything but refreshed and ready to take on the day. It makes you look tired, exhausted and begging to go home. Don’t make anyone question your preparedness or qualifications (or morals!), especially in this economy. Sure, sure. You not have a choice – blue scrubs may be mandatory for all nurses, but that doesn’t mean you have to show up to work in last night’s get-up.

Try me instead:

If you can’t make it home, don’t come to work the next day wearing exactly the same thing you wore the day before. Either stop at a nearby store and buy something new to wear (even if it’s just a shirt) or ask a confidante at the office to lend you something.

The Exception

Sports team mascots

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