This literally helps no one find a job. In fact this may be the very reason that there are so many lazy people in the United States. This is the garbage that was fed to Rancid in Return of the Jedi. The lack of rational thought in this article is easily surpassed by the belly button fuzz I pull out every morning. Worthless cheap idiotic and rather stupid. Thanks for wasting my time I appreciate it with the utmost sincerity.
This is the single most useless piece of information I have ever read on the subject of job hunting!
As for what attire constitutes appropriate/inappropriate officewear today, well, that all depends on an individual office's culture, but overall, I wholeheartedly agree with you, Darla. I especially agree with your point about showing cleavage, which I feel is inappropriate in ANY office setting regardless of culture, that is, unless you "work" in a brothel. I agree with you, too, John E., about proofreading having vanished with Spell Check. One should NOT rely solely on Spell Check to proof their work! Spell Check is primarily for those who are halfway decent spellers and grammarians to begin with. It's frustrating, though, that the job-hunting tips I find online are, for the most part, geared towards the executive types. (I'm just an "office girl," or admin, as they're called today.) I'd like to be able to afford to take classes at my local community college in order to make myself at least a BIT more marketable. I live in Podunk, U.S.A. (northeastern Connecticut) where jobs in general, and especially decent-paying jobs, are virtually non-existant. (I've been unemployed for a little over five years, now. The last time I worked was July, '05.) I've done the posting-my-resume-online thing, but doing that has only produced scam-job offers; never anything legitimate. I haven't tried the social networking thing, but that's only because I don't DO the social networking thing; I don't do the blogging or the makeup-wearing things, either. BTW, very few of those who are fortunate to have jobs these days work the traditional 8-5 or 9-5 anymore. That's SO 20th Century! Also, are the days of wearing black or navy blue for interviews things of the past? Or, is that also SO 20th Century. (P.S. That purse Kristen's carrying in her "after" pic is UGLY! It's WAY too big -- it looks like a carry-on bag -- and that green color doesn't go with anything else she's wearing! I personally wouldn't be caught DEAD carrying that bag out in public!)
Interesting and helpful article, but does need proofreading. For example, in paragraph five, "god" should be "God."
OMG, I think 99% percent of the comments focused on what people did and didn't like about her "makeover" and not on the content of the article. I thought this article would be another entry into the mindless fluff that masquerades for articles on the internet. Instead, I found information that is usuable and isn't too taxing. I think I will do this over the Labor Day weekend- how ironic!
I highly doubt she would have gone to an interview dressed 'before'. She's beautiful to begin with, and if she has the skills and confidence, she should be fine. As far as the makeover is concerned, I have to agree with the cleavage comment, for an interview. It's distracting. I'm also really surprised at the accessories. The right jewelry would have looked more polished and it's best to go with a streamline professional bag. A watch is also a nice touch for both men and women for an interview.For more interview tips, visit annerondepierre . blogspot . com
If X employer will hire you now but would not hire you before; you need to find another potential employer, this one is not hiring you for your 'job-skills'. You say you'e 'making a statement'. Just exactly what is that statement? But, if this type of hiring doesn't matter to you, then go ahead and accept. You're job will probably be safe as long as you continue to give your boss what it is you're selling - or - until another female job hunter walks in making an even bigger statement. Behavior-wise it is a fact that the same person with the exact same skills will get hired much more quickly if she makes herself esthetically more pleasing than she was before. Virtually all women know this and make whatever choice suites them best.
I went to the web site -besttopjobs- and the links go to "cannot be found". Do the web sites that these links are suppose to take you to actually exist. Hmmmmm? By the way. I thought that comments were suppose to be about "how to get a better job", not a fasion discussion. And what's up with the bad comments towards the girl in the article. She was trying to make a statement and she made it. Still, there are people putting her down because "they" don't like her after photo. C'mon people, stop being mad at other people because they are that much braver than you are to do the things that you are unabe to do because you're scared. In closing, Do what you have to do to make that money. It's what makes the world go 'round. Good luck and Gods' speed.
Everyone with half a brain knows it takes much more than a makeover todayto find a job.But she does look more professional in the after photos,minus the cleavage.It's outrageous how many woman I have seen goin to work with an express bus in the morning wearing a really revealing top.The world has turned on it's axes. Where are our real American values?