Within the context of personal branding it is the small things that take you from “brand blah” to “brand polished”. Accessories are a great way to spruce up an otherwise common or lackluster appearance. For all who are involved in the job hunt, a nice leather padfolio to store your resumé and other credentials creates the appearance of a professional. A nice quality leather padfolio is far preferable to a paper two pocket or file folder. In addition polished leather shoes make a very strong first impression. Women should refrain from wearing open toe or sling back shoes. Men should avoid shoes that could be mistaken for a dressed up sneaker. Quality handbags for woman can make a profound statement. Men should always wear ties unless a business casual dress code is requested otherwise you seem “too cool for school”. Dont forget to keep your jewelry conservative and to a minimum. Accessories are a great way to distinguish yourself from the competition while demonstrating your attention to detail. When choosing chose wisely.