With the unemployment rates hovering at 10%, chances are a lot of you are looking for work. If you’ve been missing out on a paycheck for months, cutting corners where there are none left, and have nothing left to spend on an interview outfit, don’t fret. Ryan Kohnen gives 5 tips on how to dress appropriately for a job interview for less than $100.
Who is Ryan Kohnen? He is a 29-year-old entrepreneurial phenom who never would’ve gotten where he is today if he didn’t know how to look the part. I’ve included his top 5 ways to dress for an interview for less than $100 below.
Top 5 Ways to Dress for a Job Interview for Less Than $100
- 1) Go monochromatic. Dressing in one color is always polished and can make up for the fact that your suit isn’t Armani.
2) Develop a relationship with a tailor. Even a $20 pair of Gap dress pants are interview-worthy if they fit right.
3) Discount retailers and off-season sales are your friends. Last season’s perfectly fashionable castoffs can be yours for often one quarter of the price.
4) Separates are an option, especially in neutral colors. A navy cardigan can replace a navy jacket-especially when paired with a navy pencil skirt.
5) Limit jewelry. It can tend towards expensive or showy, and neither will do you any favors while you’re looking for work.
Kohnen knows of what he speaks. In his new book Young Professional’s Guide to Success, he pulls together the advice of over 70 CEOs, top executives, and community leaders- people like Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea Company; Hala Moddelmog, CEO of Susan G. Komen For The Cure; Essie L. Calhoun, Chief Diversity Officer of Eastman Kodak Company; and Ellen J. Kullman, CEO of DuPontÑand and proves that not only will you find the right job, he will show you how to do it.
Find out more about the book at www.YPSuccess.com
If you could speak with Ryan Kohnen, what would you ask him?