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What to Wear to an Interview: For a Teaching Career

What to wear to an interview for a teaching career

This week marks the start of a new school year for students around the country, and as classes ramp up for the semester, we’ve got fall fashion on our minds. In this installment of our interview dressing series, we’re sharing our tips on what to wear to an interview for a teaching career!

1. Comfort is key. When on the job, whether you’re an ivy-league professor or you’re running a class of rambunctious preschoolers, your focus should be on your students, not your stilettos. An initial interview, however, calls for elevated style. Wear a mid-height heel that will show your professionalism but keep you feeling confident.

2. While we love a classic black blazer for a more traditional office job, a structured jacket is a chic alternative that allows you to show off your personality with a clean stripe or feminine print. To accentuate your silhouette, cinch your waist with a metallic belt.

3. To maintain balance, keep it simple. A pair of slim black trousers or pencil skirt will allow your statement pieces to stand out.

4. Keep your cosmetics clean and natural. A little concealer, mascara and a swipe of blush are all you need.

5. Finish your look with a polished leather tote bag, large enough to hold those stacks of term papers once you land the job!