One of the most requested outfit requests I get related to my corporate career is for the interview. I can be tough! You want to make a great impression and most importantly, you want to get the job!
If I’ve learned anything throughout my career, the most important thing is to be comfortable. Wear something that makes you feel like you. That might look different for everyone and I’d encourage you to check out this post on the business casual outfits every woman should own. For me, the interview outfit is one of two things. A classic pencil dress like the one in today’s post (that I can rewear for business meetings or conferences) or a skirt suit. Pant suits don’t make me feel my best so I always stick with these suit separates.
Since a suit isn’t as exciting, I really wanted to push myself to share the style that I did today. This black pencil dress is by one of my favorite brands that I continually go back to throughout my career. If you’re looking for another brand, don’t forget to check out Day 5 of ‘A Dress A Day’. It was the business meeting! You can easily wear this dress without a button up underneath but for an interview, I generally wear one. It’s a nod to the ‘conventional’ which some employers appreciate when you work in a more ‘by the book’ industry like mine in finance. However, I made it my own by adding a white blazer to tie the outfit together.
These are my favorite dresses for the interview! If you’re interviewing for a new job this year, you’ve got this! Make sure to check out the career section of my blog for helpful tips and most importantly, this post on how to negotiate.
Here are a few of my favorite button up shirts that I have found last the longest.
Today’s black tote is also a great one for carrying a laptop! It’s plenty large without being hard to manage and has a great structure to keep you organized and allow you to easily find things inside your bag! The best part is it’s on sale for 40% off.
What do you do? What is your go to interview outfit?