Dress to impress!
Most job fairs require professional dress, but what does that mean exactly?
Think of professional dress as the type of clothing that you would wear to an interview. You want to dress to impress the employer and create a positive first impression!
Here are some suggestions to help you!
-Stick to solid colors (avoid busy patterns so the focus is on your face)
-A suit with a button up shirt worn underneath
-Mid-length skirt (a little below the knee and/or longer) paired with a coordinated blouse
-Modest shoes (Closed-toe pumps are a safe bet and look very professional)
-Limited jewelry (avoid flashy, again the focus is on YOU)
-Light makeup and very little perfume (one spray a few hours beforehand if you must)
-Manicured nails (avoid chipped and overly bright nail polish, think neutrals)
-Stick to solid colors
-A suit (if you can't wear a suit consider wearing your best dress shirt, pants, and a tie)
-Long sleeve button up shirt (again a solid color) and coordinating dress pants
-Conservative tie (stick to solids no crazy patterns, logos, etc.)
-Professional dress shoes (no sneakers)
-Trimmed/well-groomed facial hair
-Go easy on the aftershave or cologne (it could overpower the interviewer)
-Neat and clean trimmed nails
Avoid wearing jeans, ripped clothing, too many accessories, and over doing it on the cologne or the makeup ladies. Let the focus be on YOU!
You can also check out these suggestions for more inspiration!
If you need some interview clothing but you're short on cash, you can always explore your local Goodwill, Savers, or Salvation Army. I have done this myself and it helps you save you money.
NOW is the time however to begin to pick out your job fair attire or shop for it. Try different things on at home and see how you feel in them!
Once you are comfortable in your interview attire, you will exude confidence to prospective employers.
Be sure to wash, iron and lay the outfit out the night before so it's all set to go.
Good luck!! : )