Making a good first impression is never more important than when going to a job interview. You will be judged before you’ve even opened your mouth so in order to ensure you present a positive and professional image, it’s vital that you pay careful attention to all aspects of your outfit and appearance, including the bag you take along.
There are no hard and fast rules as to the right bag to take to an interview as interviews vary considerably depending on the type of job you are interested in. Nevertheless your bag should be appropriate to your overall outfit and not detract from you and what you have to say.
If you are interviewing for a non-office position such as in a restaurant or behind a counter, then you will need to choose a bag that is simple and professional looking such as this stylish Italian leather bag by Kenneth Brownne or this black leather satchel by Rowallan. No canvas rucksacks or girly sequined handbags, you need a bag that makes you look grown-up, responsible and reliable.
In some cases, for example if you are interviewing for a job in the law or finance sectors, it may be more appropriate to carry a leather briefcase or business bag. A stylish leather briefcase such as this one by Texier will make you look important and successful.
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!
At Just4Leather we have a fantastic range of handbags, business bags and briefcases that will make you look reliable and professional whatever job you are going for.