On the Hunt

As I was digging through all the clothes in the Career Services Career Closet, I pulled an outfit that was fit for a business professional interview. I wanted something that looked as close to a suit as possible, so I chose a black blazer and black slacks. Then I added a little color with a modest pink undershirt.

Alexis Jackson, junior in fashion merchandising with a minor in mathematics, shows off her outfit that she constructed from clothes in the Career Closet for this week's look of the week.

Alexis Jackson, junior in fashion merchandising with a minor in mathematics, shows off her outfit that she constructed from clothes in the Career Closet for this week’s look of the week.

Solid colors were my main focus for this look because you want something that lets the interviewer know you are serious about the job. Lots of designs can be distracting (save the cute patterned clothes for when you get hired). I also decided on this outfit because it is about to get chilly outside and the outfit is best suited for the season.
I had a little bit of help from a friend designing this outfit because interview wear is not my strong point and business wear is not an area of fashion that I want to pursue. I am looking more into the sportswear industry. I have not gone on too many interviews and I am not following trends of business professional at this point in my life.
But graduation is right around the corner and it will be time for me to go on the big job hunt. The career closet can help college students like me. A lot of options are available for job interviews. How you dress is important, no matter what career you are pursuing or how casual the dress code is at the job.
Each of the looks featured in this article is available in the Career Clothes Closet, on the second floor of Horace Mann.  All the clothes in the Career Clothes Closet are free to students.  
The Look of the Week is brought to you by the partnership between the Office of Career Services, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising program, and The Collegio.   

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