Anyone who is in the midst of job searching or was recently there will know what a painful experience it is. The waiting, the endless online applications, the seemingly impossible job market – it is stressful, at best. Distressing, at least. This is not a time to complain, especially not when I have been lucky enough to have several interviews. YAY! One of these days something will pan out. In the meantime, I’m keeping my head up, staying positive and working hard at the application process.
At the end of last week, I had a second round interview. Again, the decision of what to wear… Recently, I read several articles on best interviewing techniques and at least two of them mentioned the importance of dressing in a way that was original and yet professional. The outfit is one way to stand out from other candidates. It makes sense in a visual world where we look at another and immediately form an opinion. An interviewer can remember you because you wore the red scarf, or the patterned jacket. They will be able to call up a visual memory of you when looking between candidates.
With that in mind, I opted to start with the classic black sheath dress and build an outfit from there. The blue jacket was something to stand out and the scarf was to replace a basic accessory. Simple, professional and yet very Katy.
Tip: When interviewing put together an outfit that is both professional and unique.
Dress: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg from Second Time Around
Purse: c/o Mimi Boutique