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Looking good in the interview
Appearance in an interview is fundamental to get a job
We always want to dress nice, be impeccably prepared for the occasion, and produce a visual impact on the recruiters. Looking good at the job interview can be seen as a type of test that we must ace. It’s not necessary to overdo ourselves to cause a good impression; it’s about matching, representing the job you’ll be applying to, and of course, knowing what NOT to wear to the interview.
Sunglasses, glasses, hat, or striking earrings? ¡¿How am I going to dress to go to the interview?! Have you been in that place where you’re 4 hours away from your job interview and have no idea about what to wear? Don’t you worry about it, it’s happened to all of us, and it still happens to those who have been in a lot of interviews.
In the first place, it’s important to remember that interviews are indisputably formal; whether you’re applying to a job as coffee maker or as an accountant, the job interview is a formal situation.
Now, formality does not demand a necktie and a two-piece suit. Formality is one of the many characteristics people think you’ll achieve with clothes while it’s an attribute of our own personality; the way we present ourselves, our presence, our vocabulary, our capacity to answer questions, that is formality.
Either way, this does not mean that we’re going to show up to the job interview wearing flip-flops and a T-shirt; we must find the suitable formality for each situation, and keep in mind to achieve a global formality in ourselves.
Ultimately, the most important advice is that you’re able to represent the image of the company in your personal image; it’s not a hard task, and it doesn’t require much time, it rather requires for you to think about your attire as a reflection of the job you’re going to do in that company.
Let’s focus on the accessories used at the interview; maybe you like to wear big jewelry, sunglasses, etc. If you have problems with your eyesight, don’t ever worry about it, the interviewer will never judge you for it (unless the job relies on your vision, and you’re not in conditions to perform as expected); if you want to use those accessories because you feel like you look better with them, try saying to the mirror: “what do I wear in my house, and what do I wear in my job?” You might find that some things are only appropriate for casual dates. Generally, big objects tend to draw too much attention -and not in a good way-, so, if you’re able to go without them, do it.
The right attire for your specific job will be for you to decide, however, the main advice is to dress yourself in clothes that make you look professionally attractive. White, blue, and black colors are always a great choice; whether you’re a boy or a girl, hair is always important, so be sure to pay attention to it. Never take any chances with open toed shoes, tennis, sandals, jeans or T-shirts.
If you go to a job that won’t be formal, then present yourself with a formal and simple attire, for example, black pants, white shirt, and black shoes and blazer. If you’re going to a formal job, then worry about finding a two-piece suit, that has “formality” labeled on it, and that you find yourself relatively comfortable wearing it.
Finally, prepare your attire at least a week before the date of the interview, that way you won’t have to fix details at the last minute, be unable to find an attire, or discover that the suit you use is no longer your size.
Appearance in an interview is fundamental ; being precisely formal is up to you. Job success in an interview is possible, and you have all that it takes to achieve it.
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