Graduate, got my first interview for an accounting job in a well established accounting firm. Interview day, I am wearing my favourite African print blazer,black skirt and low court shoes. Couldn't be more pretty.. I arrived an hour early and sat at the reception. Everyone was looking at me, especially my blazer! So I though I must really be looking pretty and unique hahaha. I remember thinking I will definitely bring some colours if I am hired..how naïve I was.
Here is the picture of the blazer I wore that day.. looking a little old now but I have been wearing it for the past 3 years now and I shall treasure it all my life!
My interview was awesome I knew I had the job, then before leaving the interviewer ask me if I will always be dressing with prints and vivid colours... I smile and cheerfully said Oohhh yes I love wearing prints.. He replied' We have a strict dressing code here, nothing colourful and minimal prints' I knew straight away I will not be happy if I had to work there or any other office job. Where would I get a job given that most accounting firms have similar dressing code? I knew I had to change my career but how can I do so after studying right up to a master degree, how was I suppose to start all over again? For months I was sad and depress and during that time I remember my love for prints.
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