Dress without stress for your next job interview
CALABASAS, CA -- It may seem like a no-brainer! Get up, dress, fill your coffee mug, hop in your car, and drive to the job interview. You're sure everything will work out just fine. How complicated can it be? Actually, it can get very complicated if you don't take time to prepare for the interview--your one shot at getting the job you want. It starts with getting dressed. The impression you make on the hiring manager will set the tone for what follows.
Keep in mind the fact that you have just three seconds to brand yourself. How you look, the clothes you wear, the accessories you choose, the shine of your shoes, all add up to who you appear to be in the eyes of the hiring manager. Do you look professional or casual? Mindful or tacky? Attractive or appalling? It's up to you. Therefore, considering using the following checklist when selecting the outfit you'll wear for your job interview.
WOMEN: A dress or pants suit and blouse; Low-heeled polished pumps; Small earrings that do not jangle or sway; Short or long hair appropriately styled. MEN: suit and tie or slacks and sport coat; Polished lace-up shoes or smart loafers; Gold or silver wristwatch; Conservative-length hair neatly combed. Keep in mind the following taboos: No shorts, jeans, cut-off pants, flip-flop sandals, low-cut necklines, sleeveless blouses and shirts, mini-skirts, jangly earrings and bracelets, scuffed shoes, or exotic outfits that are more suitable for a cruise to the Bahamas.