Small Business

Mom Corps YOU Helps Make a Great First Impression

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I enjoyed these series of posts that I’ve shared with you about Mom Corps You, an online community to help professionals better integrate their professional and personal lives. I’ve chatted about the great resources available at Mom Corps You, How to Save for the Future, and How to Get a Flexible Work Arrangement.

Today I’m going to share with you a recorded webinar I listened to titled How to Dress for a Job Interview in 2014. A personal wardrobe consultant is who gave the talk and boy did I listen! Fashion is something that I am SO out of date with and would be a bit scared if I had to go out tomorrow to a job interview. Good first impressions are a must!

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Here are a few notes I took as I listened to the different areas of wardrobe to pay attention to.

Fit. Be sure to wear a suit, even if the dress code for the business is more causal. Suit styles are trim, but not tight. Proper length of skirt and pants are important. It may send a message if you wear the wrong the thing, that maybe you aren’t detail oriented or up to date in the business world.

Attention to Detail. Shapewear is important! Wear nylons and closed toe shoes.

Hygiene. Manicured nails (no dirt!) painted in a neutral color will look nice. Wear your hair back or up in style.

Outwear and Bags. Wear a trench coat in a soft color and it shouldn’t go past your knees. Bring along a leather structured bag to hold your paperwork, ipad, etc. Make sure it is free from scuffs and not dingy looking.

Distinctive Accessories. Classic and timeless is always good. Be sure to wear jewelry including small stud earrings and makeup.

Would you be ready?!

Not only does Mom Corps YOU help me with my wardrobe, but shows me how to prepare a current resume, answers MANY of my questions through various articles both personal and professional, and even offers Live Chats where I can get real time career coaching! One of these days I will be going back into the workforce. My baby will only be a baby for so much longer and I’m glad to have a resource like Mom Corps YOU to turn to.

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Mom Corps YOU is available via an online subscription for an introductory annual price of $99.99 (regularly $149.99) or $19.99 a month.

What is the scariest part for you heading back into the work field?

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  • My SIL and I were just talking about this. I've been with the same employer for 15 years and don't know what I'd do if I needed a resume and/or interview attire tomorrow. Panic first, then kick it into high gear.