17 August 2012

Friday Files

What a week it has been!  Oh my. I am so blessed and so grateful.  This week started with me negotiating a new job that I am totally excited about.  (There's more to come about that later).

This Friday Files isn't going to get into what I'm doing.  Instead, this post is about what I wore to the interview.

In preparation for the interview, I realized that I haven't interviewed for a job since my senior year of college when I interviewed for my first job out of college at the Public Justice Center.   That was 6 years ago! I know right. That's a long time.  Yes, I still remember what I wore to that interview.  It was a grey suit from Express with a pink and white striped shirt.

I have been so fortunate to work with so many great organizations through my consulting firm, but those aren't job interviews.  In all of the clients I've worked with, they have wanted to work with me, so our first meeting was a test to see if I wanted to work with them just as much as they wanted to. So, although I never take meeting a new client lightly, those meetings were less formal than an official job interview.

So as I began to think about what I would wear to the interview last week, I searched google for fashionable way to dress for an interview.  Can I just say, all the responses were B-O-R-I-N-G! Don't wear bright colors, don't wear big jewelry, dress conservatively, wear neutral colors. Boo.

As I went shopping for something to wear, I pulled alot of "safe" items. I was trying to stay in the black, grey, and white family.  Then, I found some things in my favorite color - pink.  Not just pink, but HOT PINK!  They were totally classy, totally beautiful pieces.

So of course, as I'm in the dressing room trying on the black, greys, and whites I wasn't very excited. Nothing wrong with these colors, but for me, it's just not the outfit I want to meet someone in for the first time.  Then, the hot pink dress came up. Oh my! It was comfortable. It was a good fit. It screamed Niecy.

You see. I dream in color. I live my life out loud and generally don't conform to what others say I should do. So there google search. I played by my rule.  Guess what? It worked! I was notified of the intent to make a formal offer that day. God is good.

So the purpose of this post is to say,  live your life. Express you. If you are a black, grey, white type of person. - wear it to the fullest. As for me - I'm going to keep dreaming, and wearing, color!

Headed to the interview. The big ol' gun in the background has a story - my grandpa used it as a child to hunt food for his family.

6 comments:

  1. Glad you continue to live in color and that you landed the job. You go girl!

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  2. Yes, you gotta be you. That is the only way to be....AUTHENTIC!

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  3. Congratulations on the new job! And I love your hot pink outfit!

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