Dress for success. Dress for success. The concept is drilled into you until you just want to scream out: how can I possibly dress for success when I’m clearly looking for a job right now which means I don’t have the money to impress those who are hiring. Just like it’s all too easy for a billionaire CEO or even a millionaire actress to confuse a $100,000 a year job with being firmly situated in the lower middle class, so it is easy for many of us to forget that some people so desperately in need of a job don’t have a nice suit to put on for the interview.
Enter DressforSuccess.org. Here is a company that takes a really ignorant phrase like “dress for success” and flips it to remove it from the stranglehold of the elite and transform it into a gift for the underprivileged. If you are a woman with proof of an actual appointment for a job interview who meets the economic qualifications for being disadvantaged, you can try to get the referral necessary to meet and do business with DressforSuccess.org.
What kind of help does DressforSuccess.org provide those underprivileged women who are actively seeing employment, but don’t have the resources required to ensure that they show up for that interview dressed for success? Clothing that is appropriate for a job interview, including accessories. A woman wanting to make a contribution to the economic well-being of America who is able to take advantage of the many DressforSuccess.org affiliates that fan out across the country–and around the world, that matter–no longer has to be embarrassed by the clothing she wears to an interview. Even better: she no longer has to cancel the appointment outright because that embarrassment becomes overburdening.
And the professional attire worn to the job interview is completely free.
But wait. Let’s say you are a woman with a job interview that just may mean the end of really tough economic times for you that have left you in a position where you are disadvantaged enough to qualify for the program run by DressforSuccess.org. And let’s say you show up and are allowed the extra time to wow the interviewer with your smarts and commitment to hard work because you first wowed them with your professional appearance. And you get the job. What do you do then? You didn’t have enough money to buy one outfit for the interview. And now you are supposed to show up every day in a completely different expression of appropriate work attire?
Yes. And you will. Because when you land the job, you head back to DressforSuccess.org first to effusively thank them for their part in helping you better your life. But you also return because now you qualify to receive a bundle of mix and match attire that suits your particular job environment. Now you can feel confident about showing up at work looking good in other people’s donated clothing at least long enough for your first paycheck to give you the economic freedom to go out and buy some clothing of your own.
And maybe, just maybe, you will eventually reach a state of economic security that allows you to become the person who donates clothing to DressforSuccess.org to be used to pay the whole thing forward.