The Unwritten Laws of Engineering: With Revisions and Additions
Download citation file:
- Ris (Zotero)
- Reference Manager
Be aware of the effect that your personal appearance has on others and, in turn, on you.
Permissiveness and dress codes aside, your appearance probably has a far greater influence on how you are viewed by those around you than you could ever imagine. Bear this in mind when you define and present your workplace image. Three rules of thumb will serve you well in this regard.
1. Look at how those in the positions to which you aspire are dressed and groomed, then follow their lead.
2. Dress appropriately for the occasion, whatever it is, including everyday work. When in doubt, slightly overdressing is prudent; being noticeably underdressed, at least for most people most of the time, is unbearably uncomfortable.
3. Conservative styles and colors in clothing as well as conservative grooming will never be wrong, at least in most engineering circles.