Tis the season for Christmas temping and even though it may not be your dream job, who knows where it will lead? Either way - congratulations! Ladies, here are the nitty-gritty details to pay attention to when crafting your successful interview outfit:
Hair – brushed, neat. If you dye your hair please ensure it is done before the interview. Roots are a NO!
Teeth – clean, brushed. Minty fresh breath.
Make-up – SUBTLE is the name of the game: true to you but not overpowering. You want to interviewers to be able to see your face and expressions. If in doubt leave it out. Same with perfume – wear your signature fragrance
Clothes - They must FIT.
Clean, freshly ironed and in a good state of repair. That means no buttons missing, no stains, no holes, no bobbles and no smell.
Nothing low cut, revealing or short: private parts stay private.
Avoid lots of clashing colours, lots of heavy embellishment and lots of patterns – it is too much for the interviewer to concentrate on.
Wear the right material for you: no point wearing wool if it makes you itch.
Bra – must FIT – no unsightly lumps and bumps. Knickers – no VPL ones only.
Tights – No rips, tears or runs. Always carry a spare pair in your handbag.
Shoes – heeled, polished, can you walk in them? You want to stride confidently into the interview room and you can’t do that in inappropriate footwear.
Bag – ONE BAG ONLY. Needs to be a good size for all your things. You have to have your hands free to shake hands with the interviewer. Anything more than 1 bag will ruin your silhouette.
Jewellery - Selfridges have a dress code which states that excessive jewellery should not be worn by employees. No noisy, dangly jewellery – it is off putting and is not work appropriate.
Get everything ready a day before your interview and practice walking in your shoes. Let me know how you get on and GOOD LUCK!