Values and Dress
Values are beliefs that are important to you. These values affect
the choices that you make. These values also affect the type of
clothing that you wear. Your appearance communicates your values
all live in different communities and are born into different cultures,
which are often reflected in the clothing that we wear. When you
go outside of your community or culture group, others may identify
you as being different.
A business or organization is a "culture" in itself.
When you work for that organization, you become a part of
that culture. When you are a member of that "culture,"
you are expected to reflect the values of that organization.
A potential employer seeks individuals who have qualified skills,
are dependable and enthusiastic. He also seeks someone who will
represent the values of their organization. During an interview
session, one thing that the potential employer is concerned about
is whether or not you will "fit in" with the culture of
their company. One of the determinants for this is based on your
If your appearance is very different from the other employees,
you may not "fit" the image that the company is
seeking. Therefore, when seeking employment you may need to
alter your appearance to match the values of the company where
you are seeking employment.