So you’ve got the interview arranged for the job you want… what next?
There are a range of things you need to consider, and one of those things is your personal presentation. How you come across in the first seconds can make or break your chances, even before the interview proper has begun.
Getting on the right career path could be worth a huge amount of money to you over future years. Why not put a little investment into it, and give yourself an edge over the competition?
Here are some pointers on dress code from Pat Lister at Topaz Image Consultancy to get you thinking…
• Research the company and find out what their branding values, culture, expectations and standards are (may be influenced by industry or sector work environment and location, quality standards, statutory requirements); they may have a dress/grooming code or policy.
• Dress appropriately for interview and as if you are already a member of the team and have been successful in the interview process. Dress to suit the employer’s expectations of all its employees, managers and leaders. Consider what those who interview you will be wearing and what their position and influence could have on the outcome of the interview. Do they expect conformity – suited/booted, collar and tie, uniform or corporate colours or clothing? Be smart and professional and look the part.
• Wear understated accessories. No Mickey-Mouse watches, diver’s chronometers; no clunky bracelets or earrings, no body piercing jewellery on display. Minimal “bling”. Good quality handbag, briefcase, portfolio, pen, spectacle case (leave big bags/luggage, rucksacks at reception)
For further information or advice on colour, style, makeup, grooming and image services, please contact:
Pat Lister, Topaz Image Consultancy on 07803180325 or 01924 507756 firstname.lastname@example.org