A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law asked me to go shopping with her to help her shop for the perfect outfit for a very important job interview. Being the great sister-in-law that I am ;), I of course went with her. We found her a really cute black pencil skirt, with a white buttoned down shirt, a lime green cardigan, and a skinny belt to tie it all together. She was interviewing for a high-level position, and needed to make a striking first impression. Looking professional but still stylish at the same time and looking her best. She indeed looked her best and got the job! While her credentials proved that she was definitely qualified and ultimately that is what gets someone hired, it’s super important to make that first impression unforgettable.
With today’s unemployment rate at an all time high, you must do everything in your power to have as much in your favor as possible. A top notch resume that is customized towards each position that you are applying for is what will get you in the door for an interview. Your appearance, how you present your self and your charisma is what will get you hired. There are 13 million people who are jobless in the US, so there is a lot of competition out there. You need to stand out! And start standing out with your outfit.
There are a few things you need to think about when picking out an outfit for an interview. What position are you interviewing for? Is it low, medium or high-level? What industry is the job in? These are just a few questions you should ask your self while shopping.
Another important factor is that….. well you’re jobless! So you’re probably shopping on a budget. Here are a few inspirations of appropriate and stylish outfits to make that great first impression. You can get looks like this on a budget at stores like Express, Forever21, H&M, Charlotte Russe, Macys, Gap, Target, just to name a few. You can also check out thrift stores near you, these looks are timeless, and you can definitely stumble upon some great pieces.
Don’t forget to get a few key pieces that you can mix and match later! Not only for other interviews, but for outfits to be worn at your new job!
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