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Government and Criminal Justice employer feedback for men

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What is your first impression?

·         Excellent.  Shows respect for the interviewers and organization.  Shoes are not beat up and the suit is well fitting.

·         Very professional and ready to go to work.

·         He wants to make a good first impression by the clothes he is wearing.  Hands should not be in his pocket.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Yes, if the student’s intent is to gain employment.  It may be much if the student is merely looking for initial opportunities.

·         Yes.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Definitely.

·         Yes.

What is your first impression?

·         Good , but definitely conveys a more casual person.  I get the impression that the person just threw on a suit coat for the interview but we wouldn’t expect professional attire in the workplace.  Some downside to this approach.

·         Professional appearance with a more relaxed look.

·         Typical day at work.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Absolutely

·         Yes

·         No, he should have a tie on.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Yes, but the addition of a tie would be better.

·         Yes

·         No, he should have a tie on.

 

 

 

What is your first impression?

·         OK, but it conveys a youthful image and perhaps a person who is not looking for a professional career. 

·         Would like to see him dressed more professionally.

·         Weird shirt.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Yes.

·         No, looks more like and outfit to go clubbing in.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Perhaps, for entry level certain types of employment where dress code is not as well established.

·         Acceptable for non-management positions.

·         Too casual.

 

 

 

 

What is your first impression?

·         Too relaxed

·         Business casual.

·         Typical day at work.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Yes

·         Yes

·         No

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         NO

·         Yes, but not for management positions

·         Iffy-you could do better

 

 

What is your first impression?

·         Weekend and evening attire.

·         Forget it.

·         Looks like he is going to visit his friends.  Way too casual.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         No – they should be prepared to create that first impression.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         No.

 

 
Government and Criminal Justice employer feedback for women

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What is your first impression?

·         Very professional, displays confidence and a person who wants a professional position.

·         Put a lot of thought into how she presents herself.  Looks professional.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Yes.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Yes.

 
 

 

What is your first impression?

·         Excellent, again displays a professional demeanor and respect for the interviewers and organization.

·         Very professional.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Yes.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Yes.

 

What is your first impression?

·         Too relaxed

·         Looks like she is dressed to spend time with her friends/family.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         No.

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Definitely not.

 

 

What is your first impression?

·         Maybe appropriate for an entry level or general position but not for a professional position.

·         Ok – not real impressive

·         Casual

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         Yes

·         Maybe

·         No

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Ok for certain types of employment, but doesn’t leave a lasting impression of professionalism.

·         Acceptable – however would not recommend it for more professional positions.

·         No

 

 

What is your first impression?

·         Not conservative enough for a job interview.  Conveys a person who is more interested in leisure activities outside the office than a professional position.

·         Looks like she is ready to go out.

Is this appropriate for a career fair?

·         No

Is this appropriate for an interview?

·         Not in the best interest of the candidate.  Although a very nice dress, would recommend more business attire.

·         NO

 

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