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Many college students at Valencia are working part or full-time or are searching work after graduation. In today’s job market, there’s a considerable amount of competition – which means everything matters from your résumé to how you dress.
The way you dress for a job interview depends on the job you’re going for. For instance, some will go for part-time gigs that pay minimum wage and some full-time jobs with a salary in their field. It’s important to appear professional and not too flashy, whether you’ll be working in an office or from home, to create a good first impression and improve your chances of being chosen for the position.
There is also the fear of overdressing. Is it even a thing?
“It could be, depending on the type of job,” said Isaac Brisenold, a student assistant at the Internship and Workforce Services office. “Coming in for a part-time job at McDonald’s in a suit and tie is overdressing,” Brisenold continued. “Church clothes would be a better alternative. Overdressing is a complicated thing but stay away from the three-piece suit until you go for a big job.”
My general recommendations:
Some of the more specific aspects include:
If you’re still unsure about something specific and need help, you can research dress codes by asking people you know who have gone to interviews before or when going for a higher position, or ask your employer what they expect.
The Internship and Workforce Services will be hosting a “Lunch & Learn” on January 24th from 12 to 1 P.M. in Building 8, Room 101 to talk about how to prepare for an internship, internship requirements, and how to apply for an internship – pizza and soda will be provided.
On February 11th, enrollment for the internship program opens online. The internship program gets students job experience off-campus in their major and field of study. You can learn more about the requirements and how to apply at: http://valenciacollege.edu/internship/students/internships.cfm