Monday, August 25, 2014

Gettin' the job! {interview wear!}

I wanted to do something a little different on the blog today, 
I wanted to share my interview outfit that helped score my new teaching job! 

All this week I will be sharing some "Back to School" fun! 
Stay tuned for first day outfit options, updates to the shop (& sale!), a little token from my college experience, and a "What's in my teaching bag", a HUGE style challenge, & more!

The hubby & I have both recently gotten new jobs that are super local 
and exactly where we want to be!
Celebrations are in order!

I wore a two piece brown vintage suit and brown heels to my first interview, 
this was the outfit that I wore to my second round interview:

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, blouse- Equipment {via Marshalls}, blazer- thrifted Ralph Lauren, skirt- thrifted, heels- Nine West {hand me down from my Aunt}, bag- vintage Dooney & Bourke 

Makeup Routine: face: toner- Lush "Breath of Fresh Air", moisturizer- Jergens Ultra Healing, Primer- dr. brandt "Pores no more" via ipsy, foundation- Cover Girl Clean Oil Control "Buff Beige" applied with a wet Beauty Blender via Birchbox, powder- Cover Girl Smoothers Pressed Powder "Translucent Medium", concealer - Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in "Light", Bronzer/Blush/Highlight- all from Tarte "Rainforest After Dark". Eyes: primer- Urban Decay Primer Portion, shadows: all three from the Lorac Pocket Pro, Wet & Wild single shadow "Creme Brûlée", brows- Anastasia Beverly Hills in "Dark Brown" sample from Sephora, liner- elite Paris Matt Liner in "Matt Brown", mascara- Urban Decay "Perversion" via ipsy, inner bottom lash liner- Rimmel Scandal Eyes "Bulletproof Beige". lips: Rimmel Moisture Renew "644 Let's Get Naked". Finishing spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.   

I love purple eye shadow as much as the next girl but keep it neutral for an interview:

This Lorac Pocket Pro has three colors that are perfect for neutral makeup looks!

Traded my little vintage Dooney & Bourke for my big brief case Dooney, perfect for folders with cover letters, resumes, and other important documents. I like to hand them out during an interview it shows you are organized and prepared. 

I kept my nails nude with NYC's Fashion Jungle for my interview 

I used these Thank You cards after my first interview 
{Nerdy heart via Adorned Heart on Etsy, books via Target}, 
I think they are the perfect mix of nerdy, cute & professional! 
Overall the interview went well, 
I guess obviously since I did get the job =) 
Pretty standard teaching related questions! 
What is your best or worst interview experience? 
Any tough questions? 
Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark


Marine said...

My worst interview experience was earlier this year, at local independently-owned bakery. I interviewed with the owner and I felt as though she hadn't even read my resume. She kept iterating points that were common sense to someone like me, who has been in the industry for over 6 years now. I just felt as though she thought I had far less experience than I do, and also, the interview lasted about 45 minutes but I don't think I got to speak for more than 5 minutes total. I was way overqualified for the job I applied for, and yet at the end of the interview she said "Well, I have a lot of other people to interview this week. You can call us on Saturday if you don't hear back from me." Needless to say, I didn't get a phone call from them, and I definitely did not call them to follow up. I've had so many far more pleasant interviews otherwise though!

emmabasilone said...

That sounds terrible! I hate when they don't care enough to not only ask questions but to wait and hear the answer! I am happy that the rest of the interviews have been pleasant!

emmabasilone said...

Also, thank you for sharing your experience with Anthro. I had a rough transition out and we didn't end on the best of terms...