Personal Presentation - What to wear to an interviewFriday, July 06, 2012
This week I had a request from two ladies, Vanessa & Amanda, from Windsor to talk about ‘presentation’. So today on LGW I will be discussing what is appropriate to wear to work and to an interview.
You should have showered on the day of the interview put on some deodorant and worn clean clothes that have been ironed. Your black shoes should be clean of any dirt and polished with shoe polish if its appropriate or fill in scuffed bits with a texta.
Ok so the whole white buttoned down, collared shirt saga...1. They look messy on me (some people look great in them)2. My teeth look really yellow against a white shirt3. I always have gaping holes between where the buttons are done up (If you have to wear a button down shirt, wear a white singlet top underneath)
To be honest I have never worn a white shirt to an interview or to work. This is because of a number of reasons:
If you do wear a white shirt – make sure it is white – that you have washed it with other light clothes, not with coloured clothes as a white shirt will look grey – yuck!
I much prefer to wear a coloured shirt in a nice cut with my shoulders covered up.
Always wear black or navy pants and guys – pull up your pants and wear a belt, no on your butt pants wearing.
No nail polish, clear, clean nails is the go.
No eyebrow or lip piercings
Wear your hair up if its long and no straggly bits coming down in front of your face as this makes you look like you lack confidence. Not too much hair gel guys.
Guys, if you wear a tie to your interview – no pictures on your tie, plain or patterned is best, make sure the tie is clean and when you do it up have it finish above your belt.
Always have your clothes organised the night before along with your portfolio, address of where you are going and phone numbers.
Until next time,
Enjoy the journey!