You would have heard the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” several times during your life. While this perception is correct in all phases of life, definitely the most important time to understand and think what this means is when getting ready for a job interview.
The general impression that you create begins with your appearance, and sometimes that will be the last one. The minute you are introduced to a job interviewer, he or she forms a preliminary impression depending on your appearance. When you get chance to attend for an interview for a position that you desire, it is essential that you do everything that you can to create a positive impression on the interviewer.
When it comes to job interviews, it is a plain reality that appearance matters. If your general look sends a positive impression, the interview is off to a good start. But, if your appearance conveys the wrong impression, the interviewer will most likely make a decision then and there that you are not the right candidate for the job.
The dress that you wear to your job interview play an important part in the first impression you create on the interviewer. You should always wear professional dress to an interview for a professional job. In addition to being professional in approach, your dress must also be clean and ironed.
Women should wear makeup to job interviews so their appearance looks “refined”. Though, it is important not to wear too much makeup. Hair should be clean and well-groomed. If you need a hair cut, get one before you go on your interview. Untidy hair is often inferred as a sign of ineffectiveness and lethargy.
The accessories that complete your interview outfit also contribute to the overall impression you will make on the interviewer. Your shoes should be polished. You should not wear flashy jewelry or excessive amounts of jewelry.
Do not eliminate yourself from thought for a job simply because your attire doesn’t send the right message. When an interviewer looks at you, he or she should see a well put together professional who looks ready to go to work the same day. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that skills are all you need to land the job of your dreams. Appearance matters in job interview.