The Career Center, hosted JoAnna Stangreciak, CEO & Founder of the eCommerce site and boutique, Le Chic for “Looks that Land” a presentation on what to wear and proper attire for interviewing and on-the-job in creative industries. The event was sponsored by Kohls, Mugsy, Fab’rik, and Parker James.
Frequency TV was there to capture the event. View a quick clip here:
Some of the main take-a-ways from the event were:
- Consider the culture of where you’re applying. Stalk the company’s Facebook.
- Most entry level jobs in the creative industry are biz casual, but still, DRESS TO IMPRESS.
- Rule of thumb after you’ve gotten the job: Dress for the day. If you have client-facing meetings, step it up. If you’re going to a company outing, dress for the activities you’ll be doing.
- T-Shirts with words are distracting and can take away from your professional presentation or the work you’re presenting.
- For the interview, wear comfortable shoes in the event that the interviewer is walking you around.
- Don’t be afraid if you like color to work color into your interview wardrobe.
- Gender neutral fashions are appropriate.
Overall wardrobe advice:
- Don’t go too trendy
- Buy pieces that will last more than one season
- Know your sizes/measurements
- Avoid binding, uncomfortable, or revealing clothes that again, take away from the work or what you’re presenting, and your overall professionalism
- Watch skirt length and heel height
- Pick a fave color scheme and buy inn that color range
- Keep accessories simple
- Lay out your outfit the night before the interview
- Shop for affordable retail at Kohl’s, Fab’rik, Parker James, Banana Republic (sales rack), Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, thrift shops
Getting to and before the interview:
1) Meet with your Internship & Career Advisor in the Career Center
2) Search and find jobs on Handshake
3) Have your resume reviewed at the Career Center
4) Get help and have your portfolio/website/reel reviewed at the Career Center
5) Practice using InterviewStream
Find these resources and tools on the Career Center website and on Handshake.