If you’re planning to attend an alumni lunch for your law school — and you’ll be taking the opportunity to network there — how should you dress? Is wearing a suit a must in this situation? (Pictured, Boss Juicy 6 Jacket, $575 at Nordstrom — check out our full guide to women’s suits for more ideas.) Reader K wonders… I am … Read More about What to Wear to an Alumni Lunch Event
Interview advice for the professional woman, including what to wear for interview attire, from skirt suits to high heels. Please be sure to check out our Guide to Interview Suits!
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to interview in a snowstorm, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to dress professionally on the coldest days. What should you do if you have an interview — in a snowstorm? Reader A wonders: Can you do … Read More about How to Interview in a Snowstorm
What’s the best way to style your long hair for a job interview if you’re a woman in your early 20s? Could wearing it down make you look too young? Reader D wonders: How should a 20-year-old style her long, straight hair for the interview process for a management consulting job? Is wearing it down and straight too young/collegiate? … Read More about How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews
Are you required to wear a skirt suit for an interview, or are sheath dresses acceptable? We’ve talked about interview attire (including what to wear beneath a suit jacket) before, but let’s discuss again. Here’s Reader L’s question: I have an upcoming call back interview at a big law firm. I am a 2nd year … Read More about Can You Wear a Sheath Dress and Jacket to an Interview?
2018 Update: We still think this is a fascinating discussion on how NOT to negotiate for job accommodations for severe allergies — you may also want to check out our most recent advice on negotiating a salary and other benefits. How — and when — should you tell employers about your requirements for an allergy-friendly … Read More about How NOT to Negotiate for Job Accommodations for Severe Allergies
Do you need to do something special for interviews and big days if you have a foot tattoo (and can’t, say, wear pumps and pantyhose)?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to look for in interview flats— links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our roundup of cute flats for the office, or our Guide to Interview Suits! What should you look for in interview flats? When, if ever, must … Read More about What to Look For in Interview Flats
2018 Update: We still like these stylish interview totes below, but do come check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, … Read More about The Hunt: Stylish Interview Totes
A reader wrote in, wondering: what should she wear for a polygraph test as part of an interview, particularly since it was in the same building as HR?
2019 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on the best height for interview heels — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion about the rules for interview shoes. Are 4″ heels too high for job interviews? Is a red sole inappropriate for interviewing and networking? Reader A wonders … Read More about The Best Height for Interview Heels (aka, Can You Interview in 4″ Heels?)
When is it NOT acceptable interview in a gray suit? Reader L, a med student, wonders… I am in medical school, and will be applying for residency next year. Seeing applicants this year, I notice that it is a sea of black suits (women in pantsuits). I have a gray skirt suit from Banana Republic … Read More about Gray Suits for Interviews?
How can you feel confident during an interview when you don’t feel the best in your clothes? A petite and plus-sized reader wonders how she can look her best, short of losing 40 pounds in a week: Interview suits for the short and round. Please help! I admit it. At 5’2″ and a size 14/16 … Read More about Feeling Too Fat to Interview