You prepared, spent countless hours doing research and now you finally landed an interview that could lead to a job. You want to make a lasting impression to your future employer. Get these CL-approved items in your wardrobe and be more confident at any interview
- A basic black blazer is an absolute staple in one’s closet. Add a pair of pants or skirt to form a professional look. Be sure to look for a blazer that has structure and is well constructed.
Dress (Little Black Dress)
- Ideally, your interview dress will be black and fitted. The dress should fall to the knee or just slightly higher to stay classic and feminine. During your interview, you can easily pair it with a blazer or a basic cardigan.
- Look for a pair of dress pants that flatters your body type. Dress pants should sit just about your hips and be fitted, not tight. Avoid pants that have pockets as they can give the illusion of being bulky.
Skirt (Pencil Skirt)
- Look for a skirt that is fitted and either black or grey. The skirt should fall just above the knee. Be sure to avoid skirts that are too tight or too short. They can give the wrong impression. You’re not going out on the town, you’re being interviewed.
- Look for a shirt that has structure and is neutral in color. A fitted blouse is your best bet in looking professional. Be sure to buy a shirt that fits properly. If there are gaps between the buttons and it feels tight, go up a size.
Making the transition from student life to finding a potential job is somewhat nerve wracking. That being said, it can also be an exciting time in your life. Add these key items to your wardrobe to always be prepared for any interview. Looking confident, classy and put-together is step in the right direction that will make a lasting impression with future employers for the right reasons.
Gillian Reid is an alumni of Cape Breton Universityand Eastern College. Follow her at @gillian_reid. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.