Gateway To Professionalism Having an interview in a few days? Well, there is a lot to worry about, and being nervous is absolutely normal. You must be well prepared, but there are some things you must keep in mind before going to your interview.
There will be people giving tips on how to nail your interview, or how to create a long-lasting impression, which can be frustrating. Hence, we advise you to take a deep breath and relax. You are entering into a professional world, from here, all your ‘firsts’ may start, exciting, right?
Mind the basic No’s
Reiterating, interviews are a gateway to a professional world, and you cannot slack there. It is always advised to be attentive and ready at all times. Here mentioned are a few things you MUST keep in mind.
Do not slouch, keep a good posture.
We all are different people with different goals and definitely, different jobs. While someone is interviewing for the place of a fashion designer, the other is for an engineer. One for a nurse, while the other for a teacher. And they are not the same!
Moreover, just how your jobs are different, the way you present yourself should be different!
DO NOT be casual in your interview. As already mentioned, you are entering into a professional world. Dress professionally! Therefore, it will show how serious you are about your job. But if your company is employee-friendly and allowing casual wear, then you are free to choose a comfortable theme for your attire.
Keep a bright smile.
DO NOT be too flashy or revealing! Mind the color code and keep it to plain basic colors. Too much skin or flashy attire may cause you to be rejected, minding your seriousness.
But again, on the contrary, if you are interviewing for a fashion company or some creative position, you can wear those bright and flashy outfits!
Jeans are okay for an interview, but, if possible, avoid them. In addition to that, avoid wearing ripped clothing to an interview, it is not professional at all and can lead to your disqualification.
For instance, show supreme seriousness.
Keep it minimal
It is totally fine to wear makeup to your interview but keep it minimal. The same goes for the accessories. Small earrings and sleek necklaces are fine, but do not overdo anything! Also, go for plain or nude makeup, it makes you look simple and clean.
Make sure your hair is not open, keep the hairstyle simple. Tie them in a bun or braid them, it is your choice! And avoid using fancy hair accessories.
Secondly, keep your nails clipped.
Also, be mildly scented if you have to. Again, do not go overboard with fragrances.
What if your scent triggers some bad experiences? Well, jokes apart, make sure you do not stink!
You should look clean on the day of your interview. Take a good bath, brush your teeth, polish your shoes, tie your hair, prepare well-ironed clothes and then rock your interview!
In addition, do not get too personal.
Color code well! What works on an interview, or any professional meeting is a simple aesthetic. Try adding pastels, warm and cold colors to your outfit!
‘Black, gray, beige, mauve, pastels, and white’, I see.
A small tip – It is always good to stalk a company through its social media to get an idea of what exactly happens there. You will also get an idea of the dress code that is followed there!
Subsequently, do not be over expressive.
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Here is a list of things you must have ready for your professional life ahead.
White shirt and Pencil skirt
The combination which you should own anyway! This is considered the most formal and professional outfit. And is comfortable as well!
Keep these blouses, button-up and button-down shirts ready.
Blazers on any simple outfit make you look crazy professional.
One cannot stress enough how much pantsuits are important. They make up the perfect work outfit!
Adds a touch to your attire and you will definitely give a more punctual vibe.
Well, jeans are considered not so formal, so have pants instead. These are a lot comfier and more stylish too!
Own a good pair of polished and comfortable shoes.
When it comes to formal dresses, a black formal dress with dress socks is the best option. For instance, any plain color works fine and if it is pastel, add up some extra points for yourself!
Similarly, be respectful!
Well, when it comes to the fashion industry, everything mentioned here is an exception. Therefore, feel free to be as creative and flashy as you can!
In conclusion, dress up well and do not let your thoughts create havoc.
It is good to be nervous, just do not let it get to you
All the best!