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Advice to teens on dress will serve them well in life

I agree 100 percent with Dave Hyzy on “Teens need to know appearance matters.” I was a high school graduate of the late ’50s in Buffalo, when there was a strict dress code. What I learned has served me well.

When students do not learn how to dress for job interviews, they may not be considered even if their education and qualifications are appropriate. I worked for doctors and had to interview and hire for office positions. Doctors and many other professions want their employees to represent them professionally.

Several years ago I participated in my high school’s career day. I was assigned to talk with seniors about resumes, interviews and careers in health care. I found many of the student reactions about what I said about not wearing jeans and T-shirts to interviews was rude. Several said it was discrimination.

Also, the comments of, “I can’t afford them” does not hold weight. For many years I bought my office clothes at consignment stores, thrift shops and summer garage sales.

I think learning these types of life lessons are important for high school students.

Carol Wolf


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