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Remember to "Dress for Success"
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Introduction

Dress codes in the workplace convey a positive image or certain ideals and traditions that a company upholds.

External aspects are the first to give an individual identity. First impression is decisive and sustainable, the right outfit can send : professionalism, seriously, requirement, respect.

First impressions are critical. Remember, you are marketing yourself to a potential employer,and the first thing the employer sees when greeting you is your attire.


Background Information


Throughout history, dress codes have provided uniformity. However, dress codes more recently gained notoriety in public school systems, after school districts decided that dress codes reduce violence, alleviate the influence of gang colors and limit distractions in the classroom.

schools
In schools, dress codes encourage equality among students, especially those of lower socioeconomic statuses, to ensure all students receive equal opportunities in the classroom.
School dress codes usually limit revealing and sagging clothing, and may even dictate a specific uniform students must wear.

workplace
Office dress codes may require business, business casual or casual attire, depending on the company.

dining
Dress codes at certain restaurants contribute to the atmosphere to provide a fine dining experience.
Dining establishments that require a dress code typically request that customers don’t wear jeans, flip-flops, or shirts without collars.



Principal Concepts

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Women:

  • Suits are the standard.
  • A sweater or blouse and skirt combination is acceptable as long as you have a jacket as well.
  • Under the suit you should wear a blouse, a knit sweater or shell.
  • Legs must always be covered by stockings.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes with a low to medium heel.
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  • should wear wool suits in medium-to-dark colors, white or blue business
  • shirts with a button-down or straight color, and quality ties, belts, shoes and jewelry.

Topic 1-2 etc


The type of clothes you wear to work sends a message about yourself and how you view your job. Your attire also may send a message about the company itself, and some businesses encourage a particular type of workplace attire. The type of workplace attire expected varies from business to business -- there is no single correct type of workplace attire. In some offices, a formal look is expected and required, while in others, a more casual look may be more appropriate.




Current Issues


There are also some Muslim countries that force an “Islamic dress code” on women. For example, in Indonesia, (May 2010) police caught 18 women wearing traditional headscarves, but also jeans. The women had their jeans confiscated and were given long skirts before being released.

Other Muslim-majority countries are trying to protect women’s freedom of choice. In 2010, the Bangladeshi High Court ruled that the Ministry of Education should ensure that women who are employed in public institutions are not required to wear the veil "against their will.” The judges agreed that "it is a personal choice of women to wear the veil or not." They added that "forcing a woman to wear the veil against her will" is considered a "flagrant violation" of basic human rights “enshrined in the Constitution.”


References


  • Appropriate documentation is extremely important in all areas of scholarly work. Not only are there laws prohibiting unauthorized use of a borrowed source, but it is morally necessary to give credit where credit is due.
  • When creating a wiki page, each source from which one gains information must be cited--and cited properly. Citation is required when summarizing, quoting, or paraphrasing a source. If unsure about whether or not citation is necessary, cite it anyway. It is better to over-cite rather than under-cite. Also, too, be careful about citing images. It is not sufficient to reference Google images as a source just because Google was used to locate the image. Instead, go to the site that provides the image, and cite that.
  • Citation for the wiki pages should be treated in the same manner as though writing an English paper. Proper APA formatting involves in-text parenthetical citation as well as a reference section at the end of the page. Each source cited in the final "References" section should be listed alphabetically, too. In addition, when citing titles, italics are preferred to underlining. It is more aesthetically cohesive in a web document.
On this wiki we shall use the APA citation style. There is an example for each below.
  • Books


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/

  • Journal Articles


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/

  • Electronic Sources

Dress code language
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

  • Images



  • Video



Contributors


Bogdan Alexandra
Subtitles,Images,Videos
Crisan Steluta
Subtitles,Images,Videos, Current Issues, Topic 1-2, Background Information, Introduction
Cira Andreea

Danciu George

Dinca Alexandra

Florea Adriana
Text(guide and conclusion)
Marisan Alexandra
Text
Rus Maria
images,text
Traistar Ecaterina