Interview Tip: Dress For the Job You Want

Friday, March 7, 2014

The past couple of weeks have been filled with interviews and I'm finally starting to feel the pressure of organizing my post-grad life! 

There's always one big dilemma when preparing for an interview: what do you wear? You don't want to look too unprofessional yet you still want to make an impression. My advice? Pick one piece of your outfit to be the statement piece and be conservative with the rest of your outfit. My kelly green trousers are always my go-to. I typically pair them with a white blouse and my Tory Burch flats. Keep it simple but memorable! Here's an example of something I might wear for a job interview:

dress for the job you want


I hope this helped some of you as your prepare for your big interviews! Wish me luck on all my upcoming "big girl" job interviews. If you ever want any advice or additional tips on nailing an interview, feel free to email or tweet me!

10 comments:

  1. What a cute outfit :) I agree on the importance of dressing professionally! People don't realize how much of an impression that makes. We have been hiring where I work, and some of the things that people have been wearing in interviews stresses me out.

    Good luck on your job hunt!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  2. Good luck on your interviews! You may want to check with someone who already works in your field. I know the outfit you picked out would be too casual for my field but you don't want to be too over dressed because that would make you look out of touc

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  3. Perfect for interviews in Spring! I hope your interview went well:)

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  4. Good luck with your interviews! This is a really cute outfit but in my field a jacket or cardigan would be more appropriate, as would less fun pants... at least for the interview. I try to go with a basic outfit and fun shoes or a classy yet unique necklace. To an interview, I might just wear a pair of black pants and a white button-down shirt, but pair it with my favorite orange flats or gold elephant necklace from Dogeared for a pop of color and personality. I agree with the comment above that researching the usual dress of the field you're interviewing in can be really helpful. And as the College Prepster always says, you can't just put a blazer over any random dress and call it business-appropriate! Good luck!!

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  5. The scallop edge on those pants are perfect! Good luck with your interviews!

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  6. This is perfect! I'm going through the interview process too. While I need to dress more conservatively for my interviews, you can bet I like to wear a funky piece of jewelry, or tie a bright scarf on my bag!

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  7. Love this outfit! It is perfect for spring weather! Good luck!

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  8. I have that handbag and let me tell you... it is fabulous! Holds soooo much and goes with everything!

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  9. Love those trousers & that necklace! What a beautiful soft spring palette!

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  10. I love those wedges! Thanks for sharing!

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