Expert insights from styling and image expert Sally Smy of Queen Bee Styling on dressing for success in job interviews
As an accountant or professional you are ambitious. You want to get ahead in your career.
Job interviews are part and parcel of climbing the career ladder.
Chances are you do a lot of preparation. You research the organisation. You think about potential questions. You get clear about why you want the job and why you are the ideal candidate.
On the other hand how much attention and time do you allocate to thinking about what to wear to feel more confident and make a great first impression?
Now I’m no expert in this area. So I interview someone who is. Sally Smy of Queen Bee Styling.
Sally and I met when we were both speaking at an ACCA event in London.
In this interview she shares her expert insights on what to consider when it comes to making the right choices about how you dress for your next job interview.
But the interview goes much deeper than purely thinking about job interviews.
It’s about you presenting the image you want to feel more confident and create more impact.
Sally shares tips for both women and men (and I suspect the latter have given little or no thought to this).
About Sally Smy
Sally Smy is a personal stylist and founder of Queen Bee Styling. Prior to setting up her business eight years ago, Sally had a successful 18 year career in fashion buying working for leading high street retailers including Arcadia, Debenhams and Tesco. She now specialises in helping people feel confident in how they dress whatever their body shape, budget or lifestyle.
She is recommended on The Parenting and Professional panel of experts as well as being a partner of Capability Jane with whom she presents a regular webinar. Sally also runs workshops and talks at many women’s networks, most recently at The Department of Media, Culture and Sport, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and DEXEU
In summary since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them achieve career success and become better leaders and presenters. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.