Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Something to think about...

We are in the full swing of finals and the last thing you want to think about is what you want to accomplish over break.  I have an easy one though!  (Yes, I know some of you would definitely disagree).  The WorkForce Career & Internship Fair is on Thursday, February 17th and something to think about over break is what you want to wear to the career fair, an interview, or any other professional networking event.  This decision stresses a lot of people out but it doesn't have to be a panicking situation...it really doesn't! 

One site that is helpful to women when determining the type of outfit to buy for your career fairs, interviews, and networking events is from www.bizme.biz - Best Interview Outfits: Suiting Up For Game Day.

The Career Services Center also has our own suggestions in a "Dress for Success" handout, located in our Online Library 


  • It is important to project a professional image. (My two cents: much safer to overdress than underdress - even if you are doing and informational interview and there isn't an immediate "job on the line" type situation.)
  • Employers may assume that this is the best you will ever look.
  • Unfortunately, making your way into the world-of-work means that you may be judged on the way you look and how you present yourself. This may not always be fair. There are a number of things you can do to feel confident about yourself in an interviewing situation. Because, as you know, you only get one chance to make a first impression.
  • Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
The goal is to feel great about what you have to offer the company. 
Feeling confident about your professional outfit is one easy way to do this!

Feeling unsure about your options and want a Career Counselor's opinion?  Stop by the CSC or make an appointment with a Career Counselor to go over interview tips.

Call us!  414.288.7423 or  Email us! career.services@marquette.edu

Good luck with finals and have a wonderful, relaxing break!

Bethany Olson

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