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What To Wear To An Interview
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What to Wear to an Interview

Going on a job interview is like going on a date only not nearly as much fun, most of the time. Just like you carefully consider what you are going to wear when you are going out for the evening you need to consider what to wear to an interview. You want to give the right, first impression to your potential employer and you do that not only with your qualifications and impressive resume but with the way that you look, the way you act and even the way that you smell.

Get an Idea of the Dress Code

One of the best ways to help you decide what to wear to an interview is to get an idea of what the people who are already working there are wearing. If you are applying for a position where everyone is wearing a nice suit and tie or dressier clothes and you show up with your faded jeans and sneakers, you are not going to give the right impression. On the other hand, if the reverse is true, you might look like you will not fit in with the more casual and laid back team atmosphere. Do your research before the big day so you know exactly what to wear to an interview.

No Cleavage, No Muscle Shirts and No Bare Midriffs

Unless you are applying for a job at certain types of bars or as a dancer of some kind, too much skin is a job interview sin. Be a little more modest in your dress and you will make a more professional impression on the person who is leading the interview. An additional note: if the person who is giving you the interview is not adhering to these guidelines, try not to stare. A little maturity is definitely in order here.

No Clouds of Aroma, Following You or Letting People Know You are Coming

Among the best tips of what to wear to an interview, there are a few of things that you should not wear. Skipping the layers of scent- from body wash, lotion, spray and perfume is a good idea because it is never going to be a good interview if the interviewer is red eyed and miserable from all of the products that you have wafting from your body. If you must use anything, use a small touch of a very subtle scent, otherwise, a clean, freshly showered body is all that you need.


Street Talk

Lee Max  

I am ready for the interview now,I like what she says about being mature,and being in order.

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  about 7 years ago

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out, but some things need to be said, don't they?

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  about 7 years ago

I like this you make a good case,especially when you said basically said no one should be smelling you before they see you or after they see you.That's kind of strikes me as funny.

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  about 7 years ago
sandy3055  

thanks

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  about 7 years ago
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