Teen Girls and the Proper Way to Dress For Success

As you embark upon your journey to success, please consider the following tips when you dress for a college interview, job interview, or any distinguished position.

Dress to Impress - In our society, there are many great opportunities for teen girls. However, there are even MORE qualified teen girls who are ready to step up and claim those opportunities. You may meet the qualifications, but your attire may be the difference between you owning the position or dreaming about it.

An interview or presentation is not the time to dress like "everybody else". Adhere to the dress code and dress better than what is expected and never less than what is required. Keep in mind that dressing to impress does not mean dressing in a manner that commands attention towards your physical attributes. Doing so may ruin your chances for consideration even if you are the best-qualified applicant.

Smile - A smile is very much a part of your dress. It is the icing on the cake, the WOW! factor. If you have on the perfect outfit, and know all of the right things to say, you will still be half-dressed without your smile.

Please understand the difference between smiling and giggling. Smiling is putting on a pleasant face and retaining your business-like composure. Giggling is putting on a funny face, accompanied by laughter and totally out-of-control body language. A pleasant smile is the acceptable and finishing touch of your dress for success.

When you apply for a position or employment, dress in modest, professional attire.

Modest - freedom from conceit or vanity; respectability in dress, speech, or conduct

Professional - exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally business-like manner

Attire - clothing

In other words, dress in respectable clothing fit for the position or profession that you have chosen to pursue.