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Does clothing color predict behavior?

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in Hiring,Human Resources

Can you predict how a potential job candidate will behave as an em­­ployee by the color of his or her clothes? CareerBuilder recently surveyed employers to get their opinions on what they see in the tones of the threads.

Many ­­employers felt more conservative colors such as black, blue, gray and brown conveyed a sense of professionalism. Other key attributes they pointed to:

  • Black – leadership
  • Blue – team player
  • Gray – logical/analytical
  • White – organized
  • Brown – dependable
  • Red – power
  • Green, yellow, orange or purple – creativity

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