Is the blouse too low cut, ladies? How do you know?
Listen up ladies! As younger women entering the workforce, one can contend that we already have to work extra hard to be viewed as intelligent professionals who can play the game just as well as anyone else.
So why are you making life even MORE difficult than it has to be? If you're debating if the blouse is too low cut, the answer is: YES, it is! If you're debating if the skirt is too short, the answer is: YES, it is
Here's what you need to succeed on the "dress the part" front:
1. Wear a professional, appropriately tailored pant suit with a conservative blouse or cami underneath during your interview. Resist the urge to wear that new flashy top you bought at the mall last Tuesday. Save it for the weekend.
2. Your nails should be medium in length with a clear or a "ballet slippers" nail polish color. Wear heels that are conservative in color, style and length.
3. Keep your makeup simple and fresh (no crazy lipstick colors or eye shadow). Many different opinions are floating around as to whether a young woman should wear her hair pulled back or down on an interview. I say, as long as it's a simplistic cut and style and NOT covering your face, you will be fine either way.
Lauren Brookmeyer is a communications director for a New York State Senator. During her recent college career, she has been recognized nationally for both her producing and reporting. Like many members of the Millennial Generation, Brookmeyer is working her very hardest to remain competitive in a tough economic climate. Graduating college a semester early with a journalism background, she worked a few months for a major news network in Manhattan. However, upon quickly discovering that the news world was simply not the right fit, Brookmeyer revamped her resume, coupled her experience in communications with her passion for politics, and transitioned into her current position. She will be offering up personal advice on how to hunt for a job and how to be successful once you land that job.