The perfect handbag for every type of job interview
Make a strong first impression.
Oh, yes, it's that time of the year again. And no, I don't mean spring break; I'm talking interview season. Whether you're gunning for that coveted internship or dream job, make sure you're armed with a solid resume, a professional-looking outfit, killer self-confidence, and — of course — the right handbag.
Seriously, your favorite accessory can make a strong first impression, so you want to pick the right one. Let's look to these celebrities for interview-perfect handbag inspiration, broken down by industry.
More from Glamour: 10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
Finance/Law/Any Place You Need to Wear a Suit: We know that Katie Holmes has a stellar handbag collection (ahem, lots of Birkins), but this understated but luxe black bag really means business. It's roomy enough for that laptop, with extra pockets to stash important files and dossiers.
More from Glamour: 2013's Most Wearable Fashion Trends
Public Relations/Event Planning: Despite what the reality shows may tell you, these jobs are really hard work and require serious attention to detail (and maaaah-jor people skills). Which is why something like Naomi Watts' Louis Vuitton Alma in a minty green is so perf. It has the potential to fit a laptop, plus whatever samples and swatches you'd need to present to clients, and the pastel hue is aesthetically appealing but not distracting.
Fashion: Quite possibly the only industry in which something like Reese Witherspoon’s hot pink Proenza Schouler PS1 bag would garner an approving eye from your interviewer. Of course, you need to know your stuff to back up that first positive impression!
Tech: In the land where hoodies are the new power suit, don't be too over-the-top with your accessories — but don't forget that creativity and innovation are important skills to show off too. So a style like Kate Beckinsale's ripped-from-the-fall-2013-runway Burberry Prorsum is so ideal. It's functional but shows you have imagination too.
More from Glamour: 10 Things That Should Be on Every Girl's Beauty Bucket List
Medical/Health Care-Related: My doctor cousin prefers to err on the side of classic and conservative for her fellowship and job interviews. So I'm thinking that a style similar to Miranda Kerr’s Givenchy Antigona satchel would send the right message — especially since it kinda looks like an old-time-y doctor's bag!
Which celeb's handbag do you like best? What kind do you like to carry on interviews? Tell us in the comments!
More from Glamour:
Cringeworthy Fashion DON'Ts
27 Hairstyles to Try This Month
The 10 Prettiest Hair, Nail, and Makeup Looks From Fashion Week
Bing: Shop spring handbags
In response to (Unordinary Woman) I really hate to burst your bubble but long past are the days when job candidates were judged solely on their skill and years in the profession.
I have worked at three such companies where a candidate was judged on every aspect of her attire and appearance and skill set and professional years of experience came in dead last. As one of so ex-coworkers said one day not caring that anyone and all could hear,
"She's my work wife I am not about to have to look at and work with a toad faced troll or someone old enough to be my Mother." Sexist...yes, unprofessional....yes, discriminatory...absolutely.....but sadly a reality and you can't change reality and hiring practices unless you can prove it, and I assure you this is happening way more than anyone wants to believe.
beauty tips and style advice
Avoid the hype at the makeup counter by sticking to this list of tried and true performers that will help you look your best day in and day out.
See Kate's best looks from Australia.
The springtime is the best time to press the reset button on your wardrobe, and given the great new fashion that’s hitting stores right now, there are a myriad of ways to reboot and refresh. Of the nine must-try trends this season, it can be tough to choose a favorite. Perhaps you’re feeling for a graphic floral? And maybe the season’s sport-luxe look fits your style too? That said, if you’re picking battles where your budget is concerned, the idea of a complete spring makeover can be overwhelming. Fret not, our biannual 100+ Under $100 Guide pulls pieces inspired by both the runways and the pages of the magazine together—at the perfect price.
We raided the aisles to find the best cheapie formulas for you.
As of this morning, I have decided that Kate Middleton should just tour things forever so we get to see more updos like the one she wore last night at a reception hosted by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove in Canberra, Australia.
Dressing for the office doesn't have to boring. Follow these style and beauty tips and you'll be sure to impress.
Every year, we look to the biggest names in bridal beauty and fashion design to pinpoint the hottest bridal hair and makeup ideas – keeping in mind of course that this is a wedding (no crazy neon mascara here). This year, bridal beauty has gone extra natural and romantic -- think messy braids, wispy hair, natural eye makeup and more.
You’ve got the dress. You’ve got the venue, date, and invitations. The last thing you need to complete your wedding day? An amazing pair of shoes to wear as you walk down the aisle!
With the dress as the main focus, you want the hair to be understated. An updo does just that. But there's a difference between understated and boring. Adding simple accessories, like a pin or flower, is just enough decoration to the hair. Let these gorgeous pins serve as inspiration for finding a simple, yet understated, wedding hairstyle.
Just when we were getting used to seeing beards everywhere, it may be time for men who enjoy the attention of the opposite sex to invest in some shaving paraphernalia. In a new University of New South Wales study, researchers found that “when people are confronted by a succession of bearded men, clean-shaven men become [...]
If your arm aches just thinking about blow-drying, take heart: These easy hair-saving tips will cut down on your mirror time and deliver salon-level results.
From designer maxi dresses by Roberto Cavalli and Temperley London to contemporary finds by Alice + Olivia and Zimmermann, there's a dress for every kind of seaside bride.