Fashion & Beauty

Job Interview – Planning an Outfit

Simple Job Interview outfit

Planning what to wear for an interview can be hard sometimes. You neither want to be too casual or under dressed, or too formal. I always have the same problems and with me wanting to work in an industry related to creativity and/or post production which doesn’t really revolve in a corporate attire kind of world (at least, the ones I have worked and applied to), it is hard for me to find the middle ground of too corporate or too casual.

What I wore for my recent job interview – easy, not too much, simple, yet professional.

Job Interview Outfit

I wish I could’ve taken a picture of myself wearing the outfit but, I just got so caught up with preparation and nerves that it just didn’t cross my mind. Some of these are not the accurate products I have, bu the closest I could find (the blazer, slacks, shoes, bag, accessories – same style but I couldn’t find the right design.) But this is what I wore and it did felt like it wasn’t too corporate but it still was professional enough for an interview. I kept my dragonfly earrings just because I don’t want to wear my big pearl earrings. I still want to give the impression that I like creative stuff, and it felt like the dragonfly earrings gave that impression – but in a good way.

I wanted the make up to be simple. I want to look flawless at least but not feel like I have so much gunk on my face that when my nerves kick in, my face will be drowning in running make up (which was what I felt last time). I cleansed, toned, and moisturized and then applied just a few make up and hair products.

Job Interview Make-up List

The make up and hair product I used:
– Maybelline Fit me Stick Foundation – 240 Golden Beige (love this ❤ )
– Avon Mineral Loose Powder
– Almay Intense i-color Shimmer-i Kit
– Covergirl Perfect Blend Pencil – Basic black
– Rimmel Extra WOW lash Mascara
– Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
– Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist (loving this SO much)
– L'Oreal Paris Elseve Smooth Intense Anti-Frizz Serum

I’m not sure how much I really spent on this, because some of this products I already had with me when I immigrated. But I usually buy (at least for the make-up) really affordable ones because unemployment is limiting me with make-up options and I do believe thatthey did work well for me, despite being cheap compared to the favorite make up item brands.

I did hope my impression came out good. I made sure I cut my nails short and just put some clear top coat on it. If I was applying as a video editor, I don’t want them to think I’m putting too much effort into putting make up (in which case I only know basic steps) and long nails will just make it harder for me to edit anyways.

I have more job interview outfits I haven’t really worn them yet so I won’t be posting them for now. Let me know what you think. Too much? Too bland? Oh well, if I get another job interview, I will post the outfit and make up wore again and maybe you guys could give me some ideas and feedback.