The only thing harder than picking out what to wear to go out on a Friday night is finding the perfect outfit for your first job interview. If you are like me, you have a closet full of clothes but nothing professional to wear. No need to fear! I have done my research and have put together a few staples that will be great for any job interview you have.
As exciting (and sad) it is to be graduating from college, it is even scarier to think of making my way into the real world. After going to school for as long as I can remember, it is going to be a huge transition from going to class everyday and living in a house with 8 girls to having an apartment (hopefully) and working 9-5 everyday. An even bigger transition will be clothing – I am so used to wearing leggings, big comfy sweaters and boots all the time. Soon, it will be business casual Monday through Friday.
For advice on what to wear on a job interview, I consulted the three best things: my roommates, Twitter and the Internet. Here’s what I found:
“No bright colors. It’s too distracting.”
“Something that won’t show sweat marks. I always get nervous and sweat and don’t want it to show!
“Very little make up. You don’t want to look like a raccoon. And no bright nail polish.”
Twitter (thanks to those who responded!):
Remember, keep it professional! Take into account what kind of job you are interviewing for (lawyer vs. design industry) and what season you are interviewing during.
Have fun shopping and good luck!