Follow my golden rules and make a big impression at your interview

Stephanie Roper The Wardrobe Angel

Stephanie Roper The Wardrobe Angel

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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!