In a perfect world, your qualifications, experience and interview performance would be the only factors that matter when it comes to scoring your dream job. In the real world? Wearing the right thing is also important: a new survey has found that a staggering 65% of employers claim that 'the right attire at an interview makes the casting vote in recruitment.'
For women looking to finish off their interview outfit with a stylish bag that speaks of success, Laurige is the ideal place to start. Laurige is a classic French brand, known for its luxury handmade small leather goods including portfolios, pencil cases, make up cases and leather-bound notebooks. As a new stockist, we are very proud to present Laurige's latest collection of leather briefcases and business bags for women.
The collection features 3 different styles of business bag available in a selection of colours including black, grey, red, pink, purple, green and turquoise.
If you are interviewing for a job in the law or finance sectors you may want to stick to classic black or grey, perhaps even red if you dare, but for those interviewing for a position in a creative industry you may want to opt for a brightly coloured bag to show your vibrant personality. Having a bag that is bright, yet still sophisticated and professional may help you stick in your interviewers' minds.
The first bag in the Laurige business collection for women is a classic briefcase. This is a slim style with a pushlock fastening ideal for keeping all your papers together. It features a rear zipped pocket, internal penholders, a keychain and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. While the black leather version is a safe option for interviews, the other colours offer a wonderfully modern and feminine twist on this classic briefcase style.
The second bag in the collection is a smart, structured laptop bag. This is great if you need to take your computer to interview with you. The fine leather, slim style and boxy silhoutte offers a really sleek and polished look. It features a front section with a magnetic fastening, pen holders and a phone pouch as well as various other pockets and an removable, adjustable shoulder strap.
The final business bag in the collection is a two-gusset briefcase with an envelope aesthetic which offers plenty of space. Like the briefcase above it features a pushlock fastening, a rear zipped pocket, internal penholders, a keychain and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. This bag is ideal if you have documents to keep flat but also need somewhere to keep your lunch or other items that you'll need throughout the day e.g. hairbrush, make-up bag, bottle of water etc.
Remember that while selecting the right bag for your job interview is important, the way you carry your bag may prove to be the most important factor in landing the job. Carrying your bag with pride and confidence will improve your posture and if you look like you mean business, your interviewer will believe it too!