Interviews

Haven’t written anything in a while, but now things are at least starting to change. After you apply to thousands of jobs, ok its proabably not that many, but still, you are likely to get one or two interviews. I got three, ha bout time. So now I’m picking out outfits and organizing my life to get ready for these interviews, which is totally expected much like my nerves. Things I think you should do for an interview, prep, prep, prep. For me that meant starting with the outfit. I know that I would be too stressed if the morning of an interview I was fumbling around my closet, I really don’t need that stress right before. That means knowing the appropriate attire for the company and the interview. For this I like everyone else turned to the internet (thanks: www.collegefashion.net/fashion-tips/how-to-dress-professionally-business-dress-code-basics/)

 1. Professional Dress: This is the most conservative type of business wear.  It’s what you’ll be expected to wear in the office if you work in accounting, finance, or other conservative industries (or if you just have a really conservative boss!)  For women, this means a business suit or pants suit, or dress and jacket.  For men, professional dress means a business suit or a blazer, dress pants and a tie.
2. Business Casual: This is a more relaxed version of “Professional Dress”, but it doesn’t mean you’re actually going to be “casual”!  This is likely going to be your office dress code if you work in a semi-conservative workplace, but some interviews and events may also call for business casual.  Basically, business casual is a shirt with a collar and/or a sweater, khakis or dress pants and nice shoes for women.  Women can also sometimes wear a moderate length dress or skirt (read: knee-length or longer!).  For men, business casual is a polo shirt or shirt with a collar and/or sweater, khakis or dress pants and dress shoes.  No tie is required.

Yeah so that helped a lot, even though I am not the type of person to walk into anything wearing a suit. Sorry if that is expected from me, that won’t be the job for me. Yeah so now that the outfit is set, that means actual preparation. Print out perfect resumes and organize pens and bring a journal, just in case of notes. Think about what you are going to say, but don’t over rehearse, can kill it.
Ok thats all that I can come up with, I am no expert of course I have not had many interviews, but that is how I prep and if that helps me out next time.

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