When a great suit can be a door opener to the C-suite

First impressions count. And in a tight job market that can be a difficult nut to crack.

To help those who may not have the jumpstart to their careers they deserve, exclusive business man's boutique Khaliques have been helping less fortunate graduates put their best foot forward.

They donated 150 suits at a ceremony in Braamfontein this week.

Before you've said your first words, you've created your first impression. And this is where we find we can help!

Bruce Mackenzie

From January, the outfitter had been asking 702Landers to trade in their old business suits, promising they would put those old suits to good use.

To ensure renewed purpose for the 280 suits collected, Khaliques collaborated with Afrika Tikkun in an effort to identify worthy recipients. Through Afrika Tikkun's work in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families, ambitious young businessmen of the future could be identified.

Watch Khaliques MD Mohammed Moosa's address at the handover event at Afrika Tikkun's Uthando Centre...

This is not a one off! At the event it was announced that Khaliques will be helping young people face potential job interviews with confidence, committing to donate an whopping 1000 suits per year in the future.

Our work is really to connect these young people with the world of work. What we discovered over many years of doing this type of work is that the problem with introducing these yputh to the world of work isn't so much about the training, it's really about who they are, their self image.

Errol Pillay, CEO Afrika Tikkun

Keeping to their word, high end man's outfitter Khaliques have given 150 suits to young graduates looking to put their best foot forward in the job market!

Posted by 702 on Friday, April 21, 2017

In addition to the suit donations, Khaliques have put together a retail training programme to give those interested in their industry some hands- on experience.


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