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Dressing for success

First impressions count, and leading law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys have taken practical action to make sure people looking for work have the clothes they need for that crucial interview.

The Suited for Success initiative collects good quality ‘gently-worn’ work clothes and accessories for men and women, so that they have the right clothing for job interviews – the charity also gives advice on interview techniques at its Hockley headquarters in Birmingham.

Harpreet Kaur, trainee solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys who organised the firm’s collections along with colleagues including Rachael Wheeler (pictured), said: “Having the right clothes to wear for a job interview is not just about making the right impression; it is also a matter of confidence – if you are dressed for work, you feel more professional and that affects your approach to the interview.”

“We were very pleased with the response. We collected six boxes and bags of work clothes, and have passed them on to Suited for Success, where they will make a real difference to people’s chances of employment.”

Patricia White from the charity said: “The fantastic donations will really help – the kind support from Harrison Clark Rickerbys is really valuable to us; without it, our work would not be possible.”

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at offices in Worcester, Hereford, Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide. The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, advanced manufacturing and construction.