07 Jan OUR #GFB, KRISTIE, SHARES HER FASHION DO’S & DON’T FOR A JOB INTERVIEW
SLTV: What is your Name or Fashion Identity?
KG: Kristie Glenn
SLTV: How long have you been blogging?
KG: Since 3/2014
SLTV: What do you do for a living?
KG: I am the owner of an e-commerce store that sells women’s clothes and accessories, Blue Labels Boutique.
SLTV: Why is fashion important?
KG: Fashion is important because it gives you a voice. You can express yourself to the world through fashion however you choose and no one can take it from you. It’s very empowering.
SLTV: What is your dream?
KG: My dream is to open Blue Labels Boutiques all over the world and to help women to become modern women who are fearless in both life and fashion. Make your own rules ladies!
SLTV: Wht is your favorite quote?
KG: “Feel the fear and do it anyway”
Note from the Style Director
I can tell. Kristie is a strong woman who GET’S THINGS DONE! Although she was the third #GFB in the line up of Guest Fashion Bloggers this month, she was the FIRST to send in her blog. I loved the honesty Kristie put into her content, sharing her personal experiences with the whole circus that is, “the new job hunt”. She is hilarious, insightful and so dead on with her style tips. Before hiring the fabulous team I have now, I had a pretty “interesting” group of characters apply to be a part Style Lush TV. I must say, although we are a progressive fashion business, there are just some things you don’t want to wear, say or do (or show!) during an interview. I give Kristie’s tips a huge thumbs up! Read them. Take them with you. Share them with a friend. We are all wearing a veil of hope right now with it being the beginning of the year. You never know who this could help. -Burg
How To Be The Most Stylish Chic At Your Next Interview
By Kristie Glenn – Owner, Blue Labels Boutique
With the celebration of New Years just under a week ago, resolutions are still fresh on everyone’s minds. Lose weight, pay off bills and save money are common ones, but one that I hear just as often is, “look for a better job”. If this is one of your resolutions than you have probably already been on the oh-so-fun ride of job hunting. Let’s be honest, getting the job is the fun part! Submitting countless online applications and creating dozens of employer membership accounts is Not.
Picture this, you applied for your dream job and received the call that you have been waiting for, “We would like to schedule an interview with you”. Music to your ears! You do the normal planning. You proofread your resume 500 times. You do your research on the most common interview questions and create responses that will blow their socks off. Then, you make your significant other role play with you just to make sure you’re confident and leave the interviewer with no other choice but to hire you. So now you are ready, right? But there’s something else that you should’ve planned for.
What are you going to wear?
What you wear to an interview is just as important as what you say. The interviewer will quickly create an impression about how you carry yourself within the thirty seconds that it takes for you to stand up, shake hands, and say “nice to meet you”. Mantras like, “first impressions are everything” and “you only have one time to make a first impression” aren’t just referring to how you interact with people. It also refers to how you “impress” the person visually. This is especially important in an job interview. Wearing the wrong outfit can seal the deal or put the nail in the coffin.
Interviews aren’t a one size fits all type of thing. The outfit you wear will vary depending on the position and the companies dress policy. I have found that most companies will advise you of their dress code prior to the interview but if they don’t, then ask. If you forget to ask, look online. You don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb, you want to dress like you are already working for the company. I once went to an interview and as I walked in the interviewer said, “I love your yellow sweater!” I ended up getting the job and she even mentioned the sweater when she contacted me to offer the position. Yes, I aced the interview, but I can’t help but think the sweater raised me above my competition. So dress to impress! Here are tips every stylish women can use for their next interview!
Tip 1: Avoid showing cleavage and keep skirts/dresses just above the knee or longer.
Tip 2: Stay away from anything sheer, wrinkled or ill fit (especially in suggestive areas). As you walk in to shake hands, your clothes will speak way before you do, so make sure you are sending the right message.
Tip 3: Jewlery is tricky. If you’re interviewing for Style Lush TV, you might be able to get away with big and bold jewelry (* Note from their Style Director 🙂 ). Other than that, stay of the safe side and keep it modest and tasteful. Remember, the interview is about you, not your multiple statement pieces.
Tip 4: When in doubt, wear a blazer. It ALWAYS looks professional.
Tip 5: Wear something that may stick out (in a stylish way), like a bold color. Yellow’s worked for me!