09 Nov Don’t Miss These Seven Style Tips to Land a Job
The Goodwill Career Solutions Center in Antioch hosted a Job Readiness event attended by female Goodwill clients and employees at which stylist Elisabeth Donaldson demonstrated ways to make a good impression during a job interview. Here, she recaps some of her advice.
FOLLOW THESE STYLE TIPS FOR JOB INTERVIEW SUCCESS:
1. Simplicity is your friend. Don’t try too hard — you want the interviewer to see you, not your outfit. Remember, you are demonstrating your work ability, not putting on a fashion show.
2. Keep it classy and conservative. Watch hemlines and necklines. If you wouldn’t wear it to church, you shouldn’t wear it on a job interview.
3. Watch for fit. Clothing that is too loose or is too tight can be uncomfortable, and your attention should be on the interview, not your clothing. Ill-fitting clothing also makes you look like you don’t care about yourself or your appearance.
4. Stick to the classics. A job interview is not the time to be trendy. Pick classic styles and neutral colors that would look good in any decade.
5. Dress for your body type. People who own their shape and size and dress to flatter their figure look put-together, confident and welcoming. You don’t have to look perfect to look amazing — just love yourself enough to put your best foot forward and show off the best parts of yourself.
6. Be well-groomed but avoid perfume. You don’t have to have an elaborate hairstyle — even a simple low ponytail will do as long as your hair is washed, brushed and smoothed. Smooth fly-aways with a small dab of hand lotion or grape oil. And even if you love your perfume, another might find it distasteful. Perfumes even make some people even feel sick or nauseous. Don’t wear it to an interview!
7. Be yourself. Be a kind, polite and mannerly version of yourself — but definitely yourself. This is your time to shine!
“ People who own their shape and size and dress to flatter their figure look put-together, confident and welcoming. You don’t have to look perfect to look amazing — just love yourself enough to put your best foot forward and show off the best parts of yourself.”
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