Style Tips on How to Dress for a Job Interview from FIDM’s

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FIDM’s shares tips on how to dress professionally and with style for a job interview. From men’s blazers and the classic white shirt to black dresses and pencil skirts, offers looks from entry level to executive positions.

Corporate level management interviews call for a polished, sophisticated look, easily achieved by pairing an A-line skirt with a dark matching blazer and a buttoned-up long-sleeve shirt in cream.

With competition being so fierce for jobs in this tough economy, dressing to impress for a job interview has become more important than ever before. First impressions are key when it comes to meeting potential employers. The fashion experts at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s have launched the new feature Job-Ready Dress with helpful tips that will ensure job seekers are putting their best foot forward, whether they’re applying for an entry level or executive position.

For guys going for an entry-level position, a well-coordinated look features a blazer, dress shirt, and pants. Add a nice belt and good pair of shoes in black, brown, or grey. For a mid-level job, take that look up a notch by adding a neutral sweater, vest, or cardigan over the dress shirt. For corporate interviews, a matching suit in dark navy or black is essential. A simple white dress shirt and tie is always safe and make sure to invest in a quality pair of dark dress shoes.

For an entry-level position, ladies can pair an A-line skirt with a matching sweater or cardigan, nice blouse and simple black pumps. Add a structured blazer in a contrasting color for a mid-level interview, and for corporate level jobs, go for a sophisticated look by pairing the skirt with a dark matching blazer, tights, and pulled back hair. For creative jobs, it’s important to make sure that applicants look creative as well, so they should consider stripes, prints, color, and wedge heels. also has stories on the hottest teen fashion and jewelry trends, runway looks, updo hairstyles, DIYs, dress for less tips, Lauren Conrad style, and beauty trends like smokey eyes. The site hosts contests to win prizes and scholarships to attend FIDM. There’s also fashion career information, interviews with leaders in the industry, and inspiring stories from fashion design students and famous FIDM alumni like Monique Lhuillier, and even a sketch school tutorial. is sponsored by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising—a fabulous fashion college with campuses in four major cities in California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and San Diego.

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