Dress to bag your dream JOB!

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Dress for a job you aspire to have not the job you have. Job interviews are stressful enough with those tough questions and resume fretting over, you would not want to have one more thing to worry about with these. Whether you like it or not fashion matters when it comes to landing your dream job. 

Dress for the industry in which you’re interviewing, it is different while interviewing for a white-shoe law firm and a tech startup and your clothes should reflect that.

The IT industry has quite relaxed norms in terms of dressing up. That being said, you should not go wearing jeans and chappals!

Here are some things you could choose to wear:

Saree: You can choose to wear a simple cotton lightly printed saree with a plain simple blouse. Wear minimal jewellery, smartwatch, and earrings.

Salwar Kameez: A simple well-fitted salwar kameez would work well. Personally, I don’t think much of people who turn up wearing leggings for an interview. It just looks too casual (like you stepped out to buy some milk and entered an interview room).

Pair your salwar kameez with light jewellery. Make sure the dupatta (if you carry it) doesn’t have any bells / latkans / shells/coins or the like.

Formal pants: A pair of classic black slacks is an essential part of a women’s wardrobe. It’s worth it to invest in a pair of quality black dress pants that fit well and will hold up after many years.

Once you have a good pair of dress pants, it’s easy to dress them up or dress them down. You can pair your dress pants with a button-down shirt or a blazer for a formal look, or with a sweater for a business casual look.

With a bit of creativity, black dress pants don’t have to be boring. Add a top with an interesting detail, like this heather-gray sweater with black stripes and a button-down blouse. It softens the look and makes it a bit special.

Peep-toe heels with a moderate heel height are fashion-forward but still tasteful. If you’re looking to dress down your look, add a pair of ballet flats or loafers instead of heels.

Skirt: A skirt made of an interesting fabric or a simple black pencil skirt is a great way to make a business look your own.

The most important thing is to appear reliable, smart and well-dressed. It really doesn’t matter whether you are wearing western clothes or Indian. Your skills, education don’t depend on whether you wear a saree or a skirt. Wear you feel most comfortable in.

First impressions are critical. What you wear is the first thing people see, before you even speak a word. They don’t know you yet, and they don’t have a lot to go on.

All the best for your interviews! Smile and be confident and you will rock the show!

By Pia Bhadauria

 

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Rajasthan Art & Craft

Rajasthan (literally, ‘Lands of kings’) is India’s largest state by area. It is among the richest states in the country as far as the field of art and craft is considered. It is well known all over the world for its hand-printed textiles, furniture, leatherwork, jewelry, painting, pottery and metal craft. The ethnic aura envelops even the simplest forms making each one a collector’s delight.

Fabrics of Rajasthan

Rajasthani fabrics are decorated with wonderfully vibrant colors. They use fabrics like cotton, silk, and wool to make attractive designs and textures.

Tie & Dye:

This art is called ‘Bandhej’. In this the clothes are dyed along with the undyed points, giving a distinctive look. This is a highly skilled art. A DE-starched cotton fabric (it can be done by soaking it in water overnight) is used for ‘Bandhej’. Next, the design & patterns of the motif like flower, leaves etc. is prepared. Now the motif is tied according to your pattern with the help of threads. The beauty of the technique is in the fact the each & every way you tie will get you a new design every time.
The complete cloth along with tied motifs is dyed now. After dying, washing and drying the fabric, all the knots are opened and the fabric is ready with extravagant patterns.

Block Painting:

Rajasthan is the heart of block printing. Most of the work is done by hand only. The art of block printing & dyeing is connected with home furnishing and fabric for personal wear. The main centers for the block printing are Sanganer and Bagru.

Jewelry of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is famous especially for silver ornaments. Each part of Rajasthan is known for its own distinct style of silver jewelry. The craftsmen of Jaipur, known for their high-quality enamel work, use enamel colors such as red, blue, white, black, green, yellow and golden which are derived from minerals.
Creatively crafted pieces of jewelry use combinations of enameling and Kundan work which are unique to Rajasthan. Kundan is the art of setting stones in jewelry.

Lac & Glass:

  • Lac has mainly used bangles and decorative items. Lac bangles are made in bright colors. These bangles and decorative items are inlaid with glass and colored stone.
  • The process of making lac bangles includes quite less technology & need a very less space. Making of lac is a quite tiresome process which involves a lot step to produce the shellacs. Lac shellacs are melted in vessel & when it is in a semi-molten state, the mixture is stirred & attached on the end of wooden stick
  • Then the lac attached to the wooden is slowly heated when the lac starts heating & softening it is pressed against a metal plate (Silla), simultaneously in intervals with a flat wooden tool locally known as HATTA.
  • When lac is warm & soft, the colored lac of the desired color is heated & melted & then it is evenly rubbed along lac to achieve the color. After applying the color it is craftsman roll out the lac till a required length & thickness.
  • The lac is converted into the shape of bangles and after that craftsman inserts a completed lac bangle into a wooden mandrel to give it a proper size & shape.
  • Rajasthan is rich in jewelry, each area having its own unique style. Some of the traditional designs are rakhri, tirnaniyan, bala, bajuband, gajra, gokhru, jod, etc.

Furniture and Wood Carving

Rajasthan excels in the art of making “antique furniture”. Doors and windows, wooden jharokhas, tables with cast iron jaalis, sideboards, chairs, benches, jhoolas or swings, and dressers are made to resemble the furniture that was in vogue in Havelis a hundred years ago.
Marble tops for tables are also popular, and screens are available with both painted panels and brass embellishments. The range of paintings of the Rajasthani furniture is one of the special features of Rajasthani furniture.
These paintings are flexible having very distinctive styles of their own as these paintings are examples of rich craftsmanship. The color scheme is mainly traditional, bringing the impact of rich cultural heritage to the forefront.

Puppets:

Inexpensive souvenirs, they recall more easily than most other things when it comes to memories of a state of chivalrous kings and beautiful queens. Painted wooden heads, hands made simply by stuffing rags or cotton into the sleeve of the dress, with painted expressions, arched eyebrows, mustache for men and nose ring for women and large expressive eyes on their face, puppets are draped with dresses made from sequined old fabrics.

Leather-wear

The hides of dead animals have never been put to better use than in Rajasthan whether as Mojari jutis (the embroidered footwear) or as saddles, bags, and pouches. Jaipur and Jodhpur are the traditional centers for jutis.
Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture, magnificent art & culture and the bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination.

Originally posted on “https://www.indzola.com/