• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

Girl's Guide to Getting the Job You Want Video

The Many Looks of the Tuxedo. Girl's Guide to the Job You Want.

Share
© 2011 Copyright Notice

Transcript

The tux is always in fashion. I mean [unknown] brought it to women and really it's just an essential part of someone's wardrobe. But it's particularly in fashion right now. I was just going through resort trends and kinda seeing what's gonna come up for spring. It's kind of like a preview. Everyone was doing some sort of version of the tuxedo and we thought it would be fun to kind of break it down and not just be the typical smoking jacket or classic tuxedo but make it more modern. I hired Kevin Sinclair who's our photographer and then we thought with tuxedos, we just wanted, you know, straight clean lines and very-- just high fashion, so Kevin was a good choice.

I tried not to go with a girl that would be too masculine; a girl that looked very much feminine but had something strong about her.

To me, there's always like a little bit of a sexual attention with tuxedo dressing, you know. It's a woman doing the man thing, but she's a woman so it's a back and forth back and forth.

In terms of tuxedos being maybe too masculine, you can always make it more feminine with flirty ruffly blouse instead of your classic tux blouse. Or we paired, you know, one look with a long skirt to make it, you know, a little bit different. Or you can even just have that tuxedo look by adding, you know, a cummerbund to a great dress.

Really fun, colorful accessories or cute shoes, bags, things that have color and a lot of punch to them.

You can dress it up. You can dress it down. You can wear it for work. It goes very easily from day to night. It's just a sort of classic piece and you can riffle it as a lot of modern designers have done. But it's just an essential thing you really need in your closet.

We're doing a big 3-part series in January, February and March about how to get the job you actually want. Not the job that's available, not the job that you think will take you but the job you actually want.

One of the top industries that I found that's still hiring is healthcare. That's only gonna continue to boom as, you know, we're getting like baby boomers. People are getting older.

There are industries that are still hiring in the U.S. and abroad and they might not come as a big surprise but they are worth taking note of especially if you're thinking of maybe taking class in that area or going back to school or tailoring your skill set to maybe fit one of these industries.

I think we just wanted to kind of put out that since that, you know, "yes, things are bleak," "no, you're not alone" and then kind of send our readers out there with the kind of style, a sense of humor and prepared for what's to come.

There is this sense of doom and gloom that is so pervasive. The number 1 thing that young women can do today is look for the positive.

Nicole Williams is sort of a career guru, best-selling author of career guide for women. She has a really great website. The website is nicolewilliams.com and everyday new articles that are relevant and entertaining in and around career.

I do think it's a very difficult time that I don't think that should let people keep them down, just you know, keep on looking for what's out there.

Always look your best. Be professional and eye contact and smile.

I mean certainly there are certain scenarios where you just need to have the money. But if you're looking for a career, I think it's just as important to make sure that that's very right for you and that you are for them.

I think you have to be very careful on your resume that you don't wanna embellish things or certainly not to have any flat-out lies because I think it will come back to bite you.

In February and March, we looked at reinventing yourself career-wise and we also looked at your sorts of own personal plan B. Maybe this is the time you decide you do want to have a baby or you wanna get in an RV with your best friend and travel across America. So maybe this is the time to figure out how you can afford to take a bit of time off and do something else, which is life in [unknown].

This Is A Developing Story

post a comment

SPECIAL OFFER

Connect with Marie Claire:
Advertisement
horoscopes
daily giveaway
Win a year’s supply of makeup products from Tarte and a year’s supply of hair products from Hamadi Organics!

Win a year’s supply of makeup products from Tarte and a year’s supply of hair products from Hamadi Organics!

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue