What I Wore : Retail Job Interview

9th January 2016

A little while back I decided to leave my career behind and concentrate on my baby, unfortunately we couldn’t afford for me not to work at all so I decided to attempt to find a job in retail. I haven’t had a job interview for years, the ones that I have had have been for admin jobs, I really was clueless as to what to wear for a job interview in the retail sector. I settled for smart casual and the job search was actually very successful, I was given three interviews and offered two jobs, so I can only assume that what I wore was more than acceptable.

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I decided to wear an all black smart casual outfit, settling for trousers and flat shoes as that is how I feel more comfortable. A comfortable outfit is key, a killer outfit will do you no favours if you feel uncomfortable.

I read somewhere that hair should be tied back during interviews so I popped mine back with a bump at the front (which I can now see was a little wonky!). I kept my make-up minimal, I wanted to look smart not overdone.

Again, jewellery was kept to a minimum, I wore my Wedding ring and a ring that I always wear on my other hand, my Michael Kors watch, and my Pandora bracelet. The watch hid my tattoo on my wrist, even though a lot of shops allow you to have tattoos on show I personally think that it is best to cover them up in interviews.

You don’t have to spend a fortune, my whole outfit (bar jewellery) came from Primark, it looked smart and felt comfortable.

What is your go to interview outfit?

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  • Reply Leanne Dempsey 9th January 2016 at 9:57 pm

    You look fab – I absolutely agree, comfort always wins! How can you concentrate on answering interview questions if you're worried about what you're wearing?
    Leanne | Little Babble

  • Reply Lucy Melissa Smith 15th January 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Oh wow, you look beautiful and definitely very smart 🙂
    I've always worn my hair down before but I'll bear your idea in mind for when I do go for another job interview one day! Great tips!
    X X

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