For a job interview today, I was sporting my ‘no-fail’ Ungaro jacket. This jacket is part of a two piece suit that I bought right out of college for my first job interview many many years ago. Back then it was an interview for a boiler engineer at a power plant, and I got that job. Along the years I purchased other suits because occasionally I had to attend seminars or deliver a presentations during Director’s meeting. And for some reason this Ungaro jacket was always been overlooked …I guess just as much as I was overlooked for a promotions or job interviews. I am reminded of Irving Howe, he once said, “But in our mania for the grand, we brush past the fine.”
I am no longer a fresh grad, you know, suits and white button-down. I wanted to exhibit my confidence, a skilled engineer yet feminine, conservative yet creative by wearing a coral ruffles-hemmed dress with black heels and my black Kate Spade handbag (not shown). I donned my hair in a ponytail and minimum jewelry.
The interview went pretty well …I hope I get the job.