Big Stone Gap, VA— The Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management announced the presentation of a Belk Gift Card to Mountain Empire Community College’s Business & Information Technology Division, enabling the Division to purchase MECC Business Graduates with needed job interview attire.
“This gift is a chance for our next generation of business leaders to put a positive step forward toward their first jobs in our region,” said Valerie Lee, President at the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Positive Interview Attire
Mrs. Lee states that many graduates entering the job market are stressed enough with the initial interview. Let’s put them at ease and give them a positive step toward getting that first job by providing them with appropriate interview attire. SWVA SHRM and MECC, who is awarding 668 individuals on May 10th, recently committed to helping as many students as possible take that next step from college to the workforce. These organizations would like to remind everyone that the rule of thumb for interview attire is one step up from that company’s day-to-day dress code. For a professional position, this means a suit and tie, dress pants and a nice blouse, or a dress. If an interview attire should be business casual, wear slacks and a button-down shirt or blouse. For the non-professional, casual dress codes include khakis and a polo or blouse. Jackets always dress up casual attire. Clothing that is flashy, too bright, or risky might not result in a successful interview. SWVA SHRM would like to thank the Norton VEC Employers Advisory Committee and all the business professionals who participated in the March 28th Results Driven Leadership Employer Conference, whose conference proceeds provided the funding for this support.
Founded in 1984, the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management is the local chapter of SHRM National. Our group seeks to provide area human resource professionals and business leaders with useful information, education and energizing discussions related to the HR field. For more information on this organization, please visit www.swva.shrm.org.