Attire for Hire: Julie Mizer

Attire for Hire: Julie Mizer


(Julie Mizer) At the Attire for Hire Closet we try to help people in their career search to wear appropriate professional attire to their job interviews. And we know that sometimes
people that have been out of work may not have extremely
up-to-date clothing. So we try to help them put
together an outfit that’ll be appropriate for whatever kind of
job they’re interviewing for. (Julie Mizer) A typical night
would be probably 15 to 20 men and women coming in and
looking for particular sizes. “I have an interview at a bank.” ” I have an interview
with a software firm.” “What do you think would
be right for me to wear?” So we’ll talk a little bit about
what it is that they’re going in for on the interview
because that will determine whether we’ll put them in a
formal suit or in something a little more casual. Sometimes we have
the right sizes. If we don’t we encourage people
to check the following job networking because we get
basically donations usually every week or two. So we’ll help them
come up with an outfit. And if we can, we will
dress them head to toe. For gentlemen we’ll try
to do tie, shirt, slacks. For women we’ll try to do a
suit, a dress or slacks, even handbags or shoes
if we have them. (Julie Mizer) We want them
to feel like it’s almost a boutique experience, that
they’re coming in and we’re here just to help them as
kind of pseudo sales people, to make them feel good
about their choices, to be honest with them. If we don’t think something
fits appropriately or might now be the right thing
for the interview. We have a fitting room. We have mirrors that they can
come out and take a look at. And it’s very exciting and
fun when we get an outfit someone feels good in. And you can just tell.
They get a glow. And you really hope they’re
gonna do well in the interview because they look terrific.

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