I took a poll on my Instagram stories not too long ago and asked if you girls were interested in office fashion and the majority of you said yes! I’ve also been pleasantly surprised to see how many questions I get about my work experience, job guidance, etc! So in this post, I’ve rounded up must-have staple pieces if you work in the corporate world and then I also offer some job hunting advice! Whether you’re looking for your first ‘big girl’ job or you’re looking to switch roles or industries, then keep reading sister!
Job Hunting Advice
Not that I’m an expert in this subject, but I’ve definitely had my fair share of job hunts and interviews so I’m happy to offer some tips when it comes to landing your dream job. For any new follower, I’ll give you a quick recap on my background! My first job out of college I worked in sales for a luxury bridal showcase producing shows in NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago and D.C. and then I started working for The Knot, initially with brides helping them find their wedding venue and then I switched over to the vendor side (back in sales). Upon leaving NYC and moving to LA, I decided to pursue blogging full time but I also currently work as a virtual stylist for Stitch Fix! Although I made the decision to leave the bridal industry and go the entrepreneurial route, I’m so grateful to have worked for a corporate company to kick off my career.
Get those creative juices flowing
Below I’ve posted an outline of my old resume (the one I was using before I started working for myself!) I’m hoping it gives you some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing! Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to resume layouts and formats, but I am a firm believer in ‘thinking outside the box.’ There are hundreds of resumes that go across a typical employers desk, so it’s important to figure out a way that you can stand out. Don’t be scared to get creative even if you’re applying for a non-creative role! I highly suggest making your resume in Canva. Keep reading for some other helpful tips when it comes to applying to jobs 🙂
*For your job descriptions, I suggest either adding bullet points under each role or you can have short paragraphs talking more about your responsibilities and/or accomplishments. Proof read, proof read, proof read before you send that baby in!
Other Helpful Tips
- Keep your resume to one page (there’s no reason it should carry over to a second page unless you’ve been a major CEO of a company and have 10+ years of experience in an industry). Of course, there are exceptions, but the general rule of thumb is to keep it to a single page.
- Get creative when it comes to your sources for job hunting. Yes, Indeed and LinkedIn are great, but try thinking of other outlets! I can’t even begin to tell you how many bridal companies I found by searching for key hashtags on Instagram (#bridalstartup #bridalcompany #weddingfashion etc).
- Don’t get so caught up in the position title you’re applying for. The actual company is the most important thing. It’s all about getting your foot in the door! So if you need to start in a role that’s not ideal, you’re chances of landing your dream position are way higher because you already work for the brand. Companies love to higher internally!
- Confidence is KEY when it comes to interviewing. If you’re fresh out of school, the employer knows you have zero experience because you just graduated. And if that was an issue, you wouldn’t have been given the opportunity to interview. Your personality and the way you carry yourself is what is going to get you the job. Do your research before the interview, stalk who is interviewing you😉 (+ the company history) and go in prepared with questions to ask.
If you girls want me to write more about applying to jobs, the corporate world, finding a mentor, etc, I’d be more than happy to elaborate on this subject with future blog posts! You can email me or DM on in Instagram if there’s a specific topic you’d like me to address and I will absolutely consider it❤ Thank you for reading as always!