Dress for success
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“Dress for success might be an old adage, but it does work,” shares Mary Porter, vice president of human resources at TierPoint. “Dress as if you are always on that interview so you are the ‘professional’ in the crowd even if it’s a more casual environment.” That means ironed, neat attire is an absolute must. (This handy infographic lets you decode your office dress code.) The Oliso Smart Iron heats up quickly, is easy to use, and is designed for frequent use, making it one of the most perfect graduation gifts for the always-wrinkled grad in your life.
TG 1100 Oliso Smart Iron, $129.99, Amazon.com.
A pen for signing on the dotted line
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“A pen or set is also always nice to give as a gift and will make the person stand out along with their portfolio when they’re interviewing,” explains Porter. Pens are easy to carry, unisex, and one of the easiest graduation gifts to add to a personalized stationery or briefcase for the new business person in your life.
Mont Blanc Roller Ballpoint Pen, $308.95, Amazon.com.