Career Fair at Northwestern University.

Chicago clothiers, Brandon Bowers and Billie Kershasky, attended the “One Stop Career Shop” at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  They educated students on the importance of interview attire and accessories, and introduced them to the  afford-ability of Astor & Black to get their careers started.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by the students, and the responses by our clothiers.

– How much of your shirt sleeve should show under the jacket? You’ll want your jacket sleeves to end at the middle of your wrist bone, with the shirt sleeves extending 3/8″ to 1/2″ beyond.

– What color of suit should I wear to my interview? Navy is excellent for interviews and presentations because it is a power color, and charcoal gray is a great option because it conveys confidence and wisdom. Black is also a power color for ladies.

What should I wear to a Career Fair? Treat a Career Fair the same way you would treat an interview. Your potential employers will form an opinion about you within the first 30 seconds. Don’t you want to make a positive first impression?

– Is there a preference whether ladies should wear a pant suit or a skirt suit? It doesn’t really matter, as long as you look professional and feel comfortable. When it comes to interviewing, the one thing ladies should remember is that a suit coat is a must. If you choose a skirt, make sure it is no shorter than 2″ above the knee.

– What kind of accessories are acceptable for ladies? Less is more when it comes to accessories. A nice watch, small earrings, and a subtle necklace (such as a string of pearls) will go a long way.

Do you have an upcoming event that would benefit from a “Dress for Success” presentation by Astor & Black?

Contact our home office for more details. 877.ASTOR.18.

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2 Comments on “Career Fair at Northwestern University.”

  1. October 6, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    Absolutely. Just give our our office a call to set something up! 877.ASTOR.18

  2. jovantheun1337
    October 5, 2010 at 5:52 am #

    Man… can you guys come to UF or SFC here in Gainesville? The students need all the help they can get when it comes to dressing professionally.

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