Students lined up for interviews

Students

Career Clothing Closet is a free service to all students.  If you need a suit for an interview or a professional career outfit for your first day(s) of work, then the Career Clothing Closet is for you! 

Obtaining Clothes:

Simply stop by the University Transfer & Career Center, Crafton Center, Rm 220, 2nd Floor.  Request access to the Clothing Closet.  A UTCC staff member will escort you over to the clothes closet.  

Students may opt to have up to 2 full outfits per semester.

A current CHC Student ID and signature are required to obtain clothing.

Dress for Success Pointers/Tips

  • Try on clothes prior to wearing them for an interview
  • Ensure that clothes fit, if not have them tailored
  • Iron clothes the night before
  • Clean shoes for any “scuffs or markings”
  • Check clothing for “holes or stains.”  Clean garment or determine not to wear
  • Check for Functional zippers, buttons, etc.  If not functional either fix or determine not to wear
  • Color coordinate.  If you need assistance, bring your clothing items to the Career Center. Career Counselor or Student Service Tech can provide advice.  Check out clothing color coordination apps from Google Play or Apple Store
  • Listen to “Dress for Success” podcasts on Career Runner (hyperlink)   Must Log in with you student ID and create you a password to listen. https://www.collegecentral.com/craftonhills/)
  • Watch this video on "How to Dress for an Interview".

Dress for Success Interview Tips

 

Before the Interview

  • Be Prepared – Research the company, have your updated resume, and list of references
  • Know where you’re going ( Visit the site before the interview)

 

The Interview

  • Arrive Before interview Time (10-15 minutes)
  • Smile and Stay Calm
  • Dress Appropriately
  • Have a Firm Handshake
  • Know your Strengths, Weaknesses, and Goals
  • Bring a Pen and Notepad
  • Ask at least 1-2 Questions

 

After the Interview

  • Ask for a Business Card  and Send a “Thank you Card/Email.”