Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: So You've Graduated! OOTD Part 1
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So You've Graduated! OOTD Part 1

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This is my "spreadsheet" face as boyfriend called it when we were taking these pictures.  Can you tell that I'm not a fan haha?

Blazer:  Old // Pants:  Burberry Prorsum (Ewa Bazaar) // Shoes:  Gucci (gifted) // Portfolio/Folder:  Staples

This is the generic business professional suit.  Can I please say one thing, employers DO look at your appearance.  I have the perfect example for this as well.  When I first graduated college back in 2009 (now think of the time period as the recession hit in 2008) it was extremely hard to find a job, and I mean really hard.  I did try the job hunt before I made the decision of going back to get my MBA but I went on a few interviews.  I remember walking into this one company which was a recruiting agency (I ended up working for them for a short period of time) and I wore my lucky suit that my mom got me as one of my graduation gifts.  I walked in and as soon as I saw how everyone else was dressed (extremely casual just no jeans) I thought oh my gosh I look like an idiot I’m way overdressed as if I’m not already nervous!  When I got the call back and when I ended up getting hired the owner actually told me he had a few applicants that day that had higher GPA’s and graduated from better schools but they weren’t dressed like I was.  Can you believe that?  He flat out told me he hired me because I was dressed that part.  That’s why I believe that when going on your interview you need to be dressed the part.  If you’re a girl wear heels, but please learn how to walk in them first because you don’t want to be THAT girl that looks like a baby calf learning to walk for the first time.

I also feel as though when you look put together you feel the same way.  When I’m dressed in my yoga pants and tshirts (which you will almost NEVER see unless you come to my house)I feel way too relaxed and I definitely don’t feel professional.  However, if I were to put on a blazer with jeans I already feel a little more put together so can you imagine how I feel when I have a full on suit?  Nowadays you don’t have to go for the generic suit, you can play with it a little even if you do want an all black one there are really nice ones with different cuts and styles.  This suit would be more for your typical “Corporate America” job interview, this is something I would have worn to my job interview for where I work now.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s outfit because it’ll be the fun interview suit for jobs where you need to think outside of the box!

If you missed the first installment of the "So You've Graduated!" series please see below!
So You've Graduated!  Mani Monday


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3 comments

  1. You look smashing and sophisticated...people will take you seriously in that suit!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  2. This is great that you are doing this for new grads because this stuff is so important for people attempting to enter the workforce to know. It seems common sense but its one of those things that for so many its not (like in the case of your temp interview). I had to laugh at your analogy about heels and the baby calf because that is totally how I probably looked in the past when I used to not wear heels as often. hehe

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  3. I always believe that for job interviews, you should also be more over dressed that under dress. Perfect office suit!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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