DID YOU KNOW: Hiring professionals tell me that the number 1 reason a candidate does not get called for an interview, or get the job is because of their first impression?
WHAT YOU WEAR DOES MATTER! Your First Impression is made up of several elements including:
- The Clothing You Wear
- Your Demeanor
- The Words You Use
When you are searching for a job the first few seconds of the interview can determine the outcome. Your first impression is critical to your career success. Here are some things to keep in mind to be sure you are offering your best first impression.
IF YOU QUESTION IT, DON’T WEAR IT. When you look in the mirror, what do you see? How do you feel in the outfit choice you’ve made? If you wonder if it is the right thing to wear, then don’t wear it. That lack of confidence will come through in your demeanor.
COLORS MATTER. You know those days when someone asks you if you are getting that flu that’s going around? And you feel fine? Well, what they are telling you is that the color you are wearing is draining the life out of your skin-tone. The right colors will bring out pink and peach tones in your skin, and the wrong colors will make you look pale and emphasize blue and green undertones (in other words, the undertones you get when you are ill or exhausted). Having said that…no one wants to sit across the desk from someone that looks sick. Be sure you wear your best color for the interview. A good safe color for most is blue.
DON’T LET YOUR CLOTHES SPEAK FOR YOU. When choosing your outfit for an interview, be sure what you wear doesn’t wear you. You don’t want to be remembered as the one with the wild tie, overpowering perfume, crazy shoes or bright red lipstick. You want to be remembered as the one who had the skills and ideas that were perfect for the job.
Now go perfect your interview image and wow that potential employer!