2020 Update: We still stand by this advice for how and when to wear pantyhose for work — links have been updated below. You may also want to check out our free four-week challenge if you’re hunting for work outfit ideas for conservative offices! If you were to write someone a guide to pantyhose for work, what … Read More about The Guide to Pantyhose for Work
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!
We haven’t talked about what makeup to wear while interviewing in far too long, so let’s discuss: what makeup do you consider a must for interviewing? How does your interview makeup differ from your everyday makeup? What are your best interview makeup tips in general? I’ve noted before that I think the main purpose of interview makeup … Read More about Interview Makeup Tips: How to Look Like The Best Version of Yourself For Your Interview
When interviewing, must you button your shirt all the way to the top? How many buttons are acceptable to leave unbuttoned? Reader S wonders… I am going for an interview at quite a conservative organisation. I have a navy skirt suit and was going to wear a white button up shirt. Do I need to button … Read More about How High to Button Your Shirt for Interviews
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
Your perfect interview outfit may go out the window if you happen to be interviewing in the middle of a blizzard. Here are our best tips for how to interview in a snowstorm!
What’s the best way to style long hair for job interviews 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? Is styling … Read More about How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews
Can you wear a sheath dress by itself to an interview? Can you wear a sheath dress and a 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?