You might be the best-qualified candidate for a job, but as it turns out, you never land those big roles. As harsh as it might seem, some people interview very well for jobs, while others might have all of the attributes that you could possibly think of but just give the wrong impression to the person sat on the other side of the table.
As the title of today’s post may have suggested, we are going to hone in on your beauty routine. This is something that might seem quite tiny in comparison to all of the standard interview preparation that you will tend to engage in, but it might just be the thing that tips you over the edge and towards interview success at your next experience.
As such, before you visit Covent Garden and all of the beauty stores that await you, take a look at the following advice.
It can start with your hands
It sounds utterly simple, but sometimes, it really is the little things that matter. This first piece of advice surrounds your nails. In and amongst all of the standard interview prep advice, turning to a decent nail polish might seem to be the last thing on your agenda. As it turns out, this is something that is noticed.
Firstly, make sure your nails are not chipped. It’s not going to be a deal-breaker, but it’s also not going to give a very good first impression. Then, pay particular attention to the color. Neutral is key; you don’t want shades of bright pink or anything else that screams informal.
Don’t go overboard with accessories
There is a time and a place for accessories, and there’s no doubt that they can transform some outfits. At the same time, it’s easy to go too far. Sure, you’ll need some jewelery, but there is a limit and if your items are starting to bangle about it’s a simple sign that you’ve gone over the top.
Again, you don’t to draw attention to the areas that, for the purpose of this interview, don’t really matter.
Be cautious when it comes to tattoos
This next point will most definitely be contentious, but like it or not this is the exact category that, sit in. In some jobs they will be ignored, and perhaps even embraced. In others, they can be a sure-fast way for the interviewer not to like you.
As such, if it’s a corporate environment, the advice is probably to cover up. Anywhere else, and let your own judgement take over.
Stay on top of your sweat levels
As we all know, this final point is something that nobody can control. There are ways that you can manage your sweat levels, to coin a term, though. Firstly, make sure you’ve topped up on deodorant long before your interview takes place. Due to the stressful nature of the situation, you will sweat more, and you will need products to assist.
Then, if you know that you tend to sweat excessively, at least keep a hanky in your pocket that you can use to wipe away any excess drips!