How to Dress for a Customer Service Job


So you got that customer service job. You're wondering what to wear on your first day. Most employers will discuss this with you before or during the interview or when you get the job, but occasionally they overlook that part. Don't worry; it isn't that hard to figure out.

Keep Up With Hygiene and Health

Bathe daily. This is the most important part of your hygiene regimen.

Brush your teeth. Employers don't want to keep someone who has bad breath.

Go to the dentist. Even if you brush, you could still have teeth problems. Yellowed teeth or dental diseases could cause your employer to look elsewhere.

Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Not only does it keep you healthy, it helps your skin look better.

Get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep a day. This will help you look and feel your best.

Eat a healthy diet and exercise. This will help you feel great!

Visit your doctor when needed. You can't work if you are sick.

Wear the Right Outfit

Launder or dry clean your clothes when they are stained, smell bad, or have been worn two times or more.

Buy unscented or lightly scented detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets. This will help avoid setting off someone else's allergies.

Wear a suit for a professional look. If in doubt, go professional and then see what everyone else is wearing.

Substitute slacks, a dress shirt and a jacket when the dress code is business casual. Women can wear a professional-looking skirt or slacks, blouse and blazer, or a dress.

Don professional shoes. They should be black or brown. Women can wear pumps or flats that match their outfit.

Wear sedated colors such as black, brown, gray and white as the main color. Use other colors only as accents.

Use Makeup and Perfume

Wash your face and use appropriate products. Having oily skin or skin that is peeling makes you look bad.

Use deodorant. Try to avoid "flashy" scents. Plain deodorant or lightly scented is best. Your fellow employees or customers could be allergic.

Spray perfume or cologne lightly. Too much can make you smell like alcohol or be overpowering. You especially want to avoid this because of allergies.

Learn how to get your makeup to look "natural." You don't want to look like a clown.

Learn which colors look best on you. Red, orange, black and white as lipstick or rouge should be avoided. Pink or brown hues look the best on most people.