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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 … 

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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 … 

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