Dressing Right For Interviews, Ladies Edition
A few tips can make a great first impression; dressing professionally and appropriately is key, whether you’re candidating for a CEO position or a McDonald’s Big Mac-maker.
Let’s start at the top. Hair should be neat, tidy, and as close to your natural shade as possible. On the face, little makeup is required to look mature, but stay away from harsh, bright colours. Speaking of colours, paint your nails! If you don’t have the time, or are like me and chip them every 0.3 seconds, at least make sure they’re clean. As for scent, mint and deodorant are welcome (not only in interviews, but just, y’know…in life) with as little perfume as possible.
Wear a neutral or pastel coloured blouse, with no cleavage. Match that with fitted pants or a knee length skirt–preferrably dark coloured–and add a blazer jacket the same colour for a little va-va-voom. The blazer would also work on top of a one-piece dress. If you go the dress or skirt route, wear panty house and bring extra–you will get a run in them.
I’m hoping you know enough to cover any tattoos, piercings, and to stay away from short shorts or flip flops.
Finishing touch: a handbag to put your resume (and hopefully starting contract paperwork) into.
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Sourced: The GMP Group
Curated: Online Editor Aryssah Stankevitsch @stnkvtsch