It’s been a while since my first interview but I remember how nervous I was. Transitioning from school to the working world isn’t always easy. Like any interview, first or fiftieth, first impressions matter. For my most recent position I had applied to so many others before finding the right fit. I had other interviews to “practice” and touch up on my interview skills all of which prepared me for the interview that counted the most. It’s hard enough these days to get your resume noticed in a pile of other well qualified candidates so it is that mush more important when you do to dress appropriately. What’s appropriate will definitely differ from industry to industry so you will have to take what I’m saying with a grain of salt. In a creative industry you have so much more freedom when it comes to what you wear but when it boils down to it, you must look professional and look the part for the position. Don’t shy away from power colors, it shows you are confident but keep to classic silhouettes that are flattering and not too revealing. Fit is super important. You don’t want the attention to be on the fact that your shirt is too tight or too loose either (you don’t want your potential new boss or colleagues to get a glimpse of something they shouldn’t). Here is just one suggestion for a great first interview outfit. Do you have a go-to outfit for interviewing?
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