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Conservative dress is best for job-hunting

When going through the Career Services clothes closet, I found a yellow, button-up, collared long sleeve dress shirt and a fitted, black, wool-blend pencil skirt. This is a great outfit to wear to an interview because it is a skirt that goes to the knees, and the top isn’t sleeveless. It is always good to dress more conservatively during an interview. I also put a tank top underneath the dress shirt because it is a thin, potentially see-through material. The yellow top was a bit oversized on me, but it worked well when tucked into a tight (but not too tight) pencil skirt. Having a loose garment with a fitted one balances an outfit.

Taylor Daniels, junior in fashion merchandising, shows off her clothing ensemble from clothes found in the Career Closet within Horace Man.

Taylor Daniels, junior in fashion merchandising, shows off her clothing ensemble from clothes found in the Career Closet within Horace Man.

As a fashion merchandising major, part of my career field requires communicating current trends and appropriate dress to the public. Also, with a double minor in business, I am most likely going to have a job that will require professional business attire. The way you dress is one of the first things people notice about you. It always sends non-verbal messages about yourself to others, whether potential employers or co-workers. Looking your best is important, so it helps to have the clothes closet available to anyone who needs professional dress. Anyone who wants a job is going to have to dress professionally, especially if they want to stand out above competitors. That is part of the reason I find fashion merchandising so important.

Taylor Daniel is a junior in fashion merchandising with minors in accounting and marketing.

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