Our Appetizer.: How To Prepare For A Big Girl Job Interview

November 18, 2014

How To Prepare For A Big Girl Job Interview

It's either you've been here or will be here one day. The day that you interview for a big girl job, a job that you want your career path to go down, a job that will open the door to so many opportunities. It's the job that you dream of when you are looking for that perfect job. They say that if you love what you do, then you will never work a day in your life. This is the kind of job I'm talking about. The job that you wake up loving and you go to bed content with your day.

Clearly at this point you've already wowed them with your resume, hence you have an interview. 

I always start off by making sure my portfolio is up to date with all projects I have completed that have to do with the position I am applying for. My goal is to get back on the marketing side of my company, therefore I have a lot of projects that I have completed when I was a co-op and now in my full time spot. 

To get ready I made sure my portfolio was in order, and I knew what I wanted to talk about in my interview. You want to make sure that you have examples of each job requirement. 

In your portfolio you want to have:
- copies of your resume
- copies of your cover letter
- copies of any certification certificates
- projects you completed

Since I am applying for a marketing position, I wanted to make sure that I have examples of different ads I have put together. Having examples of things that will be relevant to your potential job is a huge advantage. 

Once you are all set prepping for the interview, it's time to think about what you are going to dress like. 

I think professional is more of a clean palette. Simple makeup, simple nails, black suit, crisp white shirt, simple jewelry. 

Interview Outfit

What do you think?
Would you rock this to an interview?
Do these tips help?

*For an interview, always be early. If you are on time, you are already late*


  1. Great interview outfit (sans heels for me) and prep tips!

  2. I can't believe how many people don't bring copies of their resumes with them. I mean... HELLOOOOOO?!

    1. I know! That is the first sign that shows that you are unprepared.

  3. Love the outfit and neutral tones for nails and makeup!

    1. Thanks! I always stick to neutrals, nothing too flashy.