COSTA MESA — A job interview is all about "selling what's on the inside," but unfortunately that opportunity first requires that a person be suitably dressed, says the leader of a local nonprofit.
"Confidence is the secret ingredient," said Jerri Rosen, founder and chief executive of Working Wardrobes, a local nonprofit that offers wardrobe and career development assistance. "Having good clothes for an interview can give the person the confidence they need to really impress an interviewer."
Celebrating 20 years in operation and one year at a new location on Pullman Street, Rosen will host an all-day open house with Working Wardrobes personal shoppers and stylists, wardrobe consultants, career development trainers and other staff Friday.
"One thing everyone wants is love and acceptance," said client-turned-volunteer Regina Star Leone-Bray. "So, when someone is interested, it makes them feel good and gives them confidence. You really have to understand that it's not just the clothes, but the whole experience that makes a difference."