With all of the reality shows you can find on television, you’d think more people would take notes on what’s happening. A lot of reality shows revolve around clothing and how to dress for success. Well here are 4 sure fire ways to not get the job simply based on your appearance.
- Wear a mini skirt. A mini skirt is never appropriate for a job interview. Interviews are not like the ones we see in the movies or on television. Dressing on the more conservative side is always the best rule of thumb to follow. If you’re unsure of what to wear, you can always call the place you are interviewing at and ask the secretary what the dress code is. Make sure to have all the wrinkles ironed out and look your best.
- Wear really baggie clothes. No on wants to hire someone that looks frumpy in their interview. Make sure you clothing fit’s your body. It doesn’t need to be skin tight, but looking like you’re wearing a parachute gives the visual perception of sloppiness.
- Smell like the perfume counter at Macy’s. People always make fun of the man or woman that reeks of perfume or cologne. You want people to pay attention to you and not what you smell like. Be sure to shower, apply deodorant and leave the perfume/cologne at home.
- Look like a clown. Overdoing the make-up can give the appearance of trying to hard. Make sure to keep it simple. If you’re unsure, ask a friend over the night before and do a trial run of your outfit and possible make-up selections. Being prepared is always the best way to go.
9 times out of ten, interviewers are looking for someone who is well put together and not over the top with their fashion or their make-up. Keep it conservative and make sure to check out your appearance before you leave your home. Dressing for success can sometimes be the key to helping you land that perfect job.