When I hit the ground running immediately following my college graduation, hunting for that dream job (ha!), I did so in a formal pinstripe suit, pearl necklace, and black pumps -- the typical interview outfit. But times have changed, and now, especially in creative fields, employees want to see your personality, and one of the easiest ways to do that is by how you're dressed.
Besides your resume, your outfit is the first thing that prospective employers see, so you want to make a good impression.
Casual: If you're interviewing for a creative position, you'll want to show that you're, well, creative. Refrain from using wild prints, but don't be afraid to have subtle colors and textures, showing that you have style.
- Waterfall collar blazer ($12) from Peacocks
- Silk ruffle blouse ($50) from Gap
- Silver stone pendant necklace ($39) from Lucky
- Michael Antonio McKey boot ($35) from Endless
- Wool blend pencil skirt ($20) from Forever 21
Conservative: For a more business-oriented job, stick with neutrals and basics so you look clean and organized.
- Allura shift dress ($178) from J.Crew
- Let It Be Me blazer ($140) from General Pants
- Steve Madden Ultra Pump ($46) from Nordstrom
What did you wear to your first job interview? Is it different from what you wear now?
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