I come from a completely different background — the world of radio — where some people had the opposite problem. (No lie, one of my co-workers would come into the newsroom in pj pants. Granted, it was the overnight shift, but still …). I think dressing well is the key. Don’t come into your place of work looking like a slob or as though you just rolled out of bed. One would look downright silly showing up to some places of work in a suit and tie (or pantyhose) — but this doesn’t mean you can’t look nice. I always try to show up in “business casual” and I very rarely wear jeans on days other than Fridays. It also, of course, has a LOT to do with office culture. Some places still demand everyone look uber professional, while others are more laid back. I always err on the side of caution on my first day at any new job, though. First appearances are often key.
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