After waiting perhaps for months, even years in some cases, the unexpected happens! You have been called up for a job interview! You smile, you scream, you laugh you even do a waltz or tap dance because at last one of your greatest day is here!
The euphoria soon ends and perhaps leaves you with a headache that comes with much anxiety and the question you may worry to ask “what do I wear for the interview?”
Most of you will remember the popular quote which says “You never get a second chance to make a lasting right impression” this is because your appearance can contribute to earning you the job or losing it to the other candidates. This you will agree can be devastating.
Quite a lot have been said with regard to choosing the appropriate attire for a job interview. I have appeared on TV shows to discuss this topic time and again.
That said nevertheless, I observe with regret a lot of prospective employees repeat the same mistakes over and over again with regard to choosing the right clothes for a job interview.
As a matter of fact, experts have asserted that the probability of you landing that job is enhanced by 70 per cent if you get your grooming right.
The next couple of weeks will see us tackle this issue from a pragmatic perspective in this column.
Do join me as we maneuvre and explore together the best outlook to adopt to looking picture perfect. That way you get to send me your first paycheck!
Some basic pointers to remember:
Never take your prospective employer for granted
The fact that you have been invited to attend a job interview in let’s say a printing press or as a driver does not grant you the liberty to dress anyhow and in anything.
It is absolutely ridiculous to show up in tattered jeans, T shirt or slippers, popularly called “Charlie wote”.
You must be dressed professionally even if the occasion is just to deliver your CV.
Conduct a background check
A serious prospective employee will take out time if possible to investigate the dress code in the workplace of the future employer. This enables you to tailor your dressing according to the requirements of the prospective workplace.
Know the dress code for the position you applied for
A serious prospective employee will take out time if possible to investigate the dress code in the workplace of the future employer.
This enables the applicant to tailor his/her dressing according to the requirements of the prospective workplace.
When in doubt the best option is to dress formally. It’s much better and wiser to present a professional image on the first call.
Next week we will examine more fashion tips.
Have a blessed weekend.
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