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Gear up for fall recruitment! Pt. II: Interview clothing on a budget

It’s that time of year again! On-campus interviewing season is just around the corner…which means you need to be thinking about your professional wardrobe. You’ve heard that a resume alone won’t get you the job, and that the impression that you make in the interview is a critical step in whether you will succeed in obtaining employment. Your physical appearance is a part of that initial impression.

Physical appearance in an interview is about conveying a non-verbal message to the interviewer. Presenting yourself in a polished, clean, well-kept manner demonstrates that you are ready to take your job search seriously, and that you have respect for yourself – and for the employer. To achieve this goal, you have to consider your hygiene, grooming, and attire. You don’t have to break the bank to look your best, either!

I’d like to offer some suggestions on discount shopping in Columbus and on the web to help you find easy – and affordable – ways to look and feel your best this fall:

For both men and women:

One More Time 1521 W. 5th Ave 614-486-0031

Rag-o-Rama Store 3301 North High Street 614-261-7202

Second Chance Consignment 1803 W. 5th Ave 614-488-3006

Plato’s Closet 7252 Sawmill Rd 614-764-7700

Goodwill multiple locations/phone numbers

For women:

Dress for Success 1204 North High Street 614-291-5420

Clothes Mentor 2011 Henderson Rd Columbus 614-923-0166

For men:

D&K Suit City an online discount suit vendor for men

"Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something."
-James Laver

Authored by Rachel Ligman.

Categories: Attire