I’m hooked on “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team,” and my mom and I have binge watched the entirety of the 2019 season. At the very beginning of the season, I was thinking of how all of the women at the tryouts (interviews) knew to wear spandex shorts and a sports bra with their hair and makeup done. They knew to wear this particular outfit because every job has a uniform.
I recently interviewed for a student job at Baylor, and while I would have loved to wear spandex, I got the impression that that was not what they were looking for.
Here are some tips for business interviews:
No casual wear
If you can wear it to the gym after your interview, it’s not right. Dress for the job!
Don’t you dare go into that interview with unbrushed hair. Make sure your nail polish isn’t chipped, and for all that is mighty, make sure your breath doesn’t stink!
Yes, it’s apparently still against the dress code in the adult world. Be sure to cover those shoulders
We’re not going out for a night with the girls; we’re putting on our war paint for an interview. Some light eye shadow, mascara, and a quick swipe of a natural-colored lipstick will do the trick!
Flip flops? Out of the question. Go for some professional flats or heels, depending on your preference. Make sure they coordinate with your outfit choice!
Take in your nicest handbag that is a neutral color, not your baby blue Kate Spade bag that you love.
At the end of our college years, we will all likely be looking for a job. Learning the “uniform” of the path you’ve chosen will enhance your likelihood of being hired. Good luck!