I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Vanity Fair Lingerie. I received product samples to facilitate my review and compensation to thank me for my participation.
While I was in New York for the Vanity Fair summit, I learned about dress for success, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. I was amazed by the work this organization does and the passion of their members.
Vanity Fair saw that passion and dedication in the Dress for success organization and over the past years has made the commitment to donate 50,000 brand-new bras to Dress for Success, in hopes to provide one bra to every woman who walks through Dress for Success doors in the U.S. this year. For this initiative, we can all help and it’s super simple. Here is how it works: You buy one Vanity Fair bra and you Get One, Give One (BOGOGO) events this fall to help support women at Dress for Success®. Buy One, Get One, Give One events will take place during designated weeks in September and October at major U.S. retailers across the country including Kohl’s, JCPenney, and Macy’s. Find a store near you HERE.
Vanity Fair will host Buy One, Get One, Give One events at the following national and regional retailers this fall:
· Kohl’s: Sept. 24 – Oct. 3, 2015
· JCPenney: Oct. 7 – Oct. 12, 2015
· Sears: Oct. 11 – Oct. 17, 2015
· Macy’s: Oct. 14 – Oct. 18, 2015
· Bealls: Oct. 18 – Oct. 24, 2015
· Boscov’s: Oct. 25 – Oct. 31, 2015
· Belk: Nov. 1 – Nov. 8, 2015
Rules to dress for an interview.. I can start writing about my point of view and what worked for me in the past, instead I got you one of the best HR directors in the greater LA -Eldia Santana- to give you an inside on how to dress for success.
Success meets appropriate..
We live in a society where people consider their car keys part of the wardrobe simply because they perceive that walking into a renowned restaurant or bar holding the keys to a Lexus, Mercedes, or the new hot Tesla will give people more notoriety than the regular Toyota Corolla. This is the society where we are forming the next generation of leaders, politicians, doctors, and scientists.
So how do you dress for success? Do you have in your closet every expensive brand name, the trendiest style, the most recent collection of Christian Louboutine or Jimmy Choo or the best Armani season collection? It’s simpler than that. In the HR role that I have held for the last two decades, I find myself amazed on how candidates come to our offices to present themselves as the perfect candidates for the career opportunities we have open.
“Dressing for success” is a very subjective concept depending on the field that candidates have chosen as a professional path or simply their environment. What an engineer perceives as the best outfit for a first interview is completely different to what an account will consider.
That is why my advice to young professionals is simply “dress appropriately” for the environment you are going to visit. I completely disregard the statement that “first impressions don’t count” because it’s a false statement. First impressions do matter and the wardrobe that you choose for that first interview will allow you to open the main door; the rest is up to you. Professionals must present themselves as such; a sanitation professional cannot show up to the first interview wearing dirty and wrinkled clothes, because if he/she cannot maintain his/her personal appearance, how will that person maintain the standards of cleanliness in the facility?
To all this – I believe in dressing appropriately for that first interview, nonetheless, that is only one aspect of it. How well you prepare for the interview, how much you know about the business you are interviewing for, how much confidence you show on that first conversation is what will guarantee you the next move to the second interview and to continue the selection process that will end with the presentation of an employment offer.
Blouse: Marshall’s – Skirt: Forever 21 – shoes: shoedazzle – Bag: DKNY – Necklase: JCPenny – Watch: Juicy Couture.
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