Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Interview Appropriate

In anticipation for a job or even an internship interview, there are more things to gather than simply preparing your resume and mental sharpness. Aside from being qualified for a position there is a visual presentation that is required to be taken serious especially from a woman. Dressing accordingly does not mean you have to break the bank because as we all know that college students are typically on a budget. I am here to bless you with the master list of the do's and don'ts of professional interview attire.

1) Don't Wear Skirts and Dresses with Short Hemlines

  If you choose to wear a skirt to a business professional meeting, your hemlines should not be the same length you might wear to a date,  casual lunch, or bar-hopping with your girlfriends. It should be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee. Showing too much leg whether of the presence of hosiery or not,  is distasteful and kind of trampy. Even though this is the 21st Century women wearing certain clothing are labeled regardless of factuality. While these examples appear put together, there is the wonder "is something gonna pop out of there" It is better to be safe than sorry. 

2) Don't Do Low Cut Blouses, Crop Tops, See-Through Tops

Whether the size of your bust wearing low-cut tops can advert the interviewers attention man or woman from what you are saying to what you are "showing". Crop tops or short tops are just as bad because a navel staring the interviewer in the eye is totally inappropriate. If you are not sure what you plan to wear is acceptable, then do some research to get a well-rounded views.

3) Don't Promote Religious, Political, or Life Choices on Accessories

You may think sporting your "I love jesus" is harmless but there could be a bias because their views may not be the same as yours. The only instance these might be acceptable if you are interviewing for a organization that are specifically for these controversial topics and beliefs.

4) Don't Put on Shoes You Can Not Walk in

To some wearing heels is an art form. Heels could not be you or you need more knowledge of how to walk in heels, DONT force it. Just let it go wear something more your speed like flats or wedges. Nothing is more distracting then seeing a woman walking awkwardly and toddler-like because one false move, they are going down.  Other shoes will look just as distinguished. 

If you combine the tips you learned here today with your academic and educational achievement you will have a much better chance at receiving a call back.

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