Image: Your Career Is On The Line

We all know that a person’s appearance is important for a job interview in any career.  But really, how important is it?  In my opinion, image is EVERYTHING.  Honestly, who doesn’t make judgements and assumptions based on the effort a person puts into their day-to-day style and dress?  Looking haggard and wornout makes you look weak rather than the powerful, professional character you really are.  A good first impression is imperative.

So how should you dress?  The simplest answer is: everyday, you should leave your home looking impeccable, head to toe.  With proper, professional, yet stylish, attire and immaculate grooming, you will always be ahead and on top.

Now for the clothes… A skirt suit is a must for every woman’s closet.  For a first interview, a skirt suit is the safest choice.  Keep the accesories simple and the perfume at a minimum.  An interview is not the time to try the latest Britney Spears fragrance you bought the other day at CVS.  Go for simple studs for earrings and an elegant watch on your wrist.  For shoes, always go for something sleek, comfortable, and professional.  No, this is not the time for those coughjackrogerscough grlackk… But say yes to a simple pair of black pumps or cute flats.  Skirts should hit at or below the knee and tights should be worn in most circumstances.  Here are some not-so-drab looks to empower and impress!

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Shop_By_Category/suiting/super120s/PRDOVR~86013/86013.jsp

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Banana Republic

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