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What to wear for secretary job (in an office, for the Government, I'm female)?

Please help. I feel like I dressed too casually at my last secretarial job. I wore black, brown, or gray dress pants and a somewhat dressy shirt or sweater every day. I know the obvious answer is a suit jacket and skirt and whatnot, but it always felt odd dressing the same as my superiors... In fact, wearing a suit would be MORE formal than my superiors.... Any help? I also didn't wear any makeup and I just left my hair down, afraid of being too extravagant or too formal.

Asked By: - 10/1/2009
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I am a recruiter that has been placing people in positions such as this for over 10 years. As a secretary it is your job to be the face of the governmental agency to the public or other departments. Thus, I highly recommend you do wear a suit jacket and skirt. People who dress professionally do better in their job and... More
Answered By: Just about it - 10/1/2009
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