Hi lovelies! Today, I have a bit of a different post for you all today, as I thought it'd be something a lot of you would be interested in. I'm going to be talking about the importance of choosing the right look for an interview. As someone who is currently interviewing at the moment, I know the importance of dressing appropriately for your interview. As you all know, the industry I'm in is Beauty and with this industry, it's very important to look the part.
In Beauty, particularly if you're going for a job where you'll be working on clients such as Beauty Therapy, Make-up or hair, it's important that you come to the interview as you would for work. This doesn't necessarily mean wearing a beauty uniform - though this can be a good idea if you're going to be doing a trade test - but come neat, tidy and well presented. As it's not the kind of job where you'd be suited and booted every day, you don't need to dig out the collared shirts and pencil skirts, but looking put together and stylish is definitely a bonus.
For me, I'm looking for someone who clearly knows what they're doing, so if someone were to come to me for a beauty interview with unkept eyebrows, chipped nails and patchy tan doesn't give the best impression. You don't have to be tanned with acrylic nails and lash extensions to look the part, but looking tidy and well groomed gives a good impression to clients and therefore gives a good impression in an interview. Personally, I'm not overly fussed what the girls I interview are wearing, as long as it's clean, tidy and somewhat stylish. I think coming to an inteview straight from the gym or in the same sloppy sweatshirt you've worn all day smacks of a bad attitude. You could be the hardest worker in the world and while clothes and looks aren't the be all and end all, the truth of the matter is they do give a strong first impression and if one person looks as though they've made an effort with their look, it gives the impression that they're going to make an effort at work too.
The examples above are from Pertemps, I think these are fab as they show two very different examples, both from industries that I'm definitely not experienced in, so if you're going for a more office based role, this may be helpful for you! I figured as a lot of you reading will be interested in Beauty and Fashion, so my experience with this may be helpful to those of you going for jobs in this industry, but if you're not, hopefully the ideas above may be of some use to you! Obviously, you'd need to judge this on the job you're going for a retail job in Topshop, you're going to dress very differently to if you're going for a managerial position in a Bank in Central London!
I hope this has helped you all somewhat, particularly if you're going for a job in the Beauty industry!
Let me know your thoughts, do you think dressing for an interview is important?