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First Impressions….


What you wear is never more important than on those first meetings, whether it be networking, a meeting with a new client or even more so when it is an interview for a job.

How to make a good first impression

First impressions are often formed within seconds of a first meeting, I encourage my clients not to judge a candidate wholly on their first impression as nerves can often take over, however what we all know, because we do it ourselves is that we often judge people by their appearance. It’s human nature. This is something you are in control of. Remember, you can never change the 1st impression a person has. Well, unless you have a super power!

What to wear for a job interview

The following points will not apply to all industries, if you are a creative type then often a smart suit would not be the right option for you or the business. Essentially, take away the principles that apply to you and your job search. It goes without saying that whichever type of meeting you are attending, you want to be remembered for the right reasons.  

In my opinion too much weight is put on a person’s outfit, I like to see individualism, however it is important to consider if the outfit you have chosen is appropriate for the job and also the company. A number of my clients will often hire based on the interviewee fitting into their organisation, a decision based on a combination of factors including your appearance, personality and skill set. Therefore take a considered approach to your outfit choice.

10 points to consider

  • Do your research – you may have researched the actual role and the company, but do you know the dress code?
  • Wear a smile – a genuine smile will put you at ease and start the interview on the right foot.
  • Spic and span – make sure your shoes are clean, nails are clean, chip free and hair is tidy.
  • Organisation is key – have everything you may need to hand.
  • Wear something comfortable.
  • An interview is not the place for over the top jewellery, too much make up and over powering perfume.
  • Do ensure the interviewer is concentrating on your right assets – anything revealing or tight is not appropriate for an interview.
  • If you smoke, leave it until after the afternoon rather than before
  • Do wear your smartest clothes.
  • Don’t leave it until the last minute; plan your outfit and try it on.

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