Monster.com - "Present the Best You" Contest

Today I'm teaming up with Monster.com to tell you all about a recent Facebook app they have launched called BeKnown. Monster knows that the majority of college students and young professionals spend quite a bit of time on Facebook, but it can be pretty hard to adequately divide your social and professional life on one site. Thus, BeKnown is where it's at! Whether you are looking for your first job or your satisfied with your current, BeKnown will help you network professionally within the world's largest social network. There's also an iphone app!

Interview Tips

Below I'm sharing with you three different looks and a hand full of tips that I believe are appropriate for interviews - depending on the type of interview, of course. First and foremost, you should dress for the job you want - meaning, I don't think there is just one type of look for all interviews. Below I am covering a professional look, a business casual look, and a fashion forward look - which should suit you all!

First, the Professional. Keep it simple and conservative. You want your knowledge and skills to shine in the interview. You don't want to bother the interviewer with loud bangles or strong perfume; nor do you want to draw attention to your assets. Stick to a suit or mix and match business-appropriate pieces without getting crazy. In more cases than not, when it comes to interviewing for a professional position, the interview is about you - not your clothes. Of course, you still should look classic and put together. 

Business Casual. Know what the attire is within the setting of the job you are applying. If you know the office or environment you are applying for is more business casual, it's acceptable to dress this way. Again, dress for the job you want. Show your personality and personal style without overpowering your skills and knowledge for the job at hand. If you're ever in doubt, dress up. It's always better to be over-dressed than under-dressed. 

Fashion Forward. For you lucky individuals that get to dabble in the fashion industry on a daily basis, I say show what you've got when it comes to style! If you are interviewing for an intern position, designer, stylist, or anything directly related to fashion, I think it's important to let that show! Throw on something that incorporates your personal style and creativity. 

I hope some of these looks and tips help you out when the time comes for you to find a new job! Be sure to check out BeKnown!

Today's post is an entry to the "Present the Best You" contest hosted by Monster.com. I was provided a makeup kit and business car holder as an entrant to the contest. All tips, looks, and opinions are my own. 


Malu Keizer-Swartjes said...

I love the fashion forward look!:)
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San y Pimienta said...

Very cute outfits. I would probably go for something like the one in the middle. Not too forward, not too "blah" :-)

Urban Nester said...

Love the "Fashion Forward" look! The cape is my favorite :]


Annie said...

Love your interview tips! I try to be conservative with a little edge for an interview outfit...so a littttle personality shows through :)

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Liz said...

Looks like we had similar ideas friend! Love all of your looks - especially the first!