12 December 2009

Forgotten Dress Code: Shoes

Dress codes, the official ones as well as the unofficial ones, often ignore the matter of shoes. But as we can all attest, we do notice what people are wearing on their feet.

When footwear is dirty or broken or extra scuffed, we not only notice it but we also remember it. In fact, a first impression can be a lasting impression.

Comfort matters and there's no reason to wear uncomfortable shoes to the workplace. The problem with comfort is we sometimes keep wearing shoes long past the date we should retire them. Take an objective look at your shoes and decide if it's time to make them yard shoes.

Break in new shoes gradually so that you still put a priority on comfort!

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

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