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Interview Clothing on a Budget

The interview process is one of the most important aspects of the job search, both for internship, co-op and full time employment candidates. After the resume and initial correspondence, the next impression that you present is in person at an interview. Appearance says a lot about you as a person and as a potential candidate for employment. Presenting a positive image is a key component in face-to-face interaction with recruiters. A well-kept, polished candidate displays confidence, professionalism and ambition to the employer, and shows that you are serious about your job search.

That said, you do not need to spend “big bucks” to look and feel your best. Gently used items work just as well as expensive ones if you look neat, clean, and professional. In the current economy, money is often an issue for students who are trying to make a good impression during an interview. Here is information on discount shopping in the Columbus area that may help to ease the financial burden associated with the interview process. Do not let a limited budget get in the way of your future success!

• Buckeye Bargains, located in the basement of Converse Hall, 2121 Tuttle Park Place (614) 688-5732 http://uwc-osu.org/about/buckeye_bargains2.htm
• Franklin Discovery Shop, located at 1198 Kenny Centre Mall (614) 457-4227 www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-OH/Discovery-Shop-Columbus/46751248792
• One More Time, located at 1521 W. 5th Ave (614) 486-0031 www.onemoretime.com
• Rag-O-Rama, located at 3301 N. High St, (614) 261-7202 www.ragorama.com
• Second Chance Consignment, located at 1803 W. 5th Ave (614) 488-3006 www.myresaleweb.com
• Take 2 Apparel, located at 668 N. High St, Short North www.take2apparel.com
• Salvation Army Thrift, call (614) 274-4550 for locations, www.use.salvationarmy.org
• Goodwill, visit website for locations, www.goodwill.org
• Ohio Thrift, visit website for locations, www.ohiothriftinc.com
• Plato’s Closet, visit website for locations, www.platosclosetcolumbus.com

"Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold."
-Lord Chesterfield

 

Authored by Rachel Ligman.

Categories: Attire