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Feeling Good about Yourself

Feeling Good about Yourself

Your clothes are talking about you! Not in words, of course, but in dozens of quiet, often unsuspected ways. What you wear expresses how you feel about yourself. What your clothes say about you is within your control. To wear clothing in the best way, you first need to know all about you.

Looking your best always demands careful attention to personal grooming and the clothing that you wear. The first and foremost rule is that you must be the center of attention during a job interview, not your clothes. To do this, be conscious of your total appearance. Determine if your appearance is suitable for you and appropriate for getting the job that you want.

You can begin by taking a look at yourself. By answering the following questions, you will be clear about who you are and your best qualities. Then, you will be able to choose the right type of clothing to fit your qualities and values.