Ashley Wilson
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The attire required for the Chicago job fair is professional dress, but what does that mean exactly?

Think of professional dress as the type of clothing that you would wear during an interview. You want to dress to impress the employer and create a positive first impression! Here are some suggestions:

For women- Stick to solid colors (avoid busy patterns so the focus is on your face) -A suit with a button up shirt worn underneath -Mid-length skirt (a little below the knee and/or longer) paired with a coordinated blouse -Modest shoes (Closed-toe pumps are a safe bet and look very professional) -Limited jewelry (avoid flashy, again the focus is on YOU) -Light makeup and very little perfume (one spray a few hours beforehand if you must) -Manicured nails (avoid chipped and overly bright nail polish, think neutrals)

For Men- -Stick to solid colors -A suit (if you can't wear a suit consider wearing your best dress shirt, pants, and a tie) -Long sleeve button up shirt (again a solid color) and coordinating dress pants -Conservative tie (stick to solids no crazy patterns, logos, etc.) -Professional dress shoes (no sneakers) -Limited jewelry -Trimmed/well-groomed facial hair -Go easy on the aftershave or cologne (it could overpower the interviewer) -Neat and clean trimmed nails

You can also check out [these suggestions] (https://bit.ly/2sF9Mg1)!

Need some interview clothing but you're short on cash? We have ALL been there! Check out your local Goodwill, Savers, or Salvation Army. They have some great gently used clothing.

NOW is the time to pick out your job fair attire or shop for it. Try different things on at home and see how you feel in them! Once you are comfortable in your interview clothes, you will exude confidence to prospective employers. Be sure to iron and lay the outfit out NOW so it's all set to go.

Have you registered [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/chicago-job-fair)! for the fair on Wednesday, June 20th?

We hope to see you! : )

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Max Edmunds

What if I don't got a suit?

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Lora Stephens

I would like to attend the job fair.

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Jerry Ward

I have seen some folks show up at job fairs with sneakers and jeans before, DON'T do that. Listen to the recommendations presented here and imagine that this is an interview, dress accordingly.

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Yolanda Wright

Lol

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Patrick Coppedge

First impressions are very important. If you want to know how professionals are dressed, go downtown around lunch time to where the business people are, find a bench, sit and watch business men and women go by a observe how they're dressed. It's also important to make sure that your shoes are in good shape and shined. Try to wear a tie that is not dated and tied to a proper length. Remember, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. Make it a good one!

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Cynthia Graham

Yeah definitely go easy on the makeup ladies. Too much and it won't look professional. Stick to nudes and natural colors. I always paint my nails clear, but it depends on the interview. At a job fair you gonna meet ALL kinds of folks so you have to be ready for them ALL!!

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Sean Dunne

I been to goodwill before to get clothes. Nothin wrong with that.

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