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Dressing for the Job Interview

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

You only get one chance at making a great first impression. It’s so important to dress professionally for an interview as the first impression will be based on how you look. Even if the work environment is casual you should always look your best.

You are selling yourself. You are the product, so create the best packaging possible. Dressing better won’t guarantee you the job but it will insure you’re in the running.

Tips for both men and women:

  • Light perfume or cologne.
  • Hands nicely manicured.
  • Neat and professional hairstyle. Up to date.
  • No visible tattoos or body piercings
  • Don’t chew gum but pop in a breath mint before you go in.
  • Clothes should be neatly pressed or fresh from the cleaners.
  • Be sure your cell phone is shut off.

For Men:

  • Well fitting suit.
  • Long sleeve white shirt or well coordinated color.
  • Belt that matches shoes.
  • Don’t clip your phone to your belt.
  • Tie that matches your suit.
  • Be sure that your shoes are polished.
  • Match your socks to your shoes not your pants.
  • Only a wedding band no other jewelry.

For Women:

  • A well fitting suit/dress or skirt and blouse.
  • Be sure that your skirt isn’t too short. Check how you look and feel when sitting down.
  • Conservative shoes. No platform or stilettos.
  • Conservative yet well coordinated jewelry.
  • Beware of dangly bracelets and being noisy or distracting.
  • If you wear pantyhose keep it neutral and as close to your natural skin tone as possible.
  • Never wear open toe or sandals with pantyhose.
  • Make-up is important but should be conservative for daytime.

Your clothes make a statement about you. What is the image you want the world to see? It is better to err on the side of too dressy than too casual.

How to Hire the Perfect Image Consultant

Monday, April 11th, 2011

You may be thinking “I can’t hire an image consultant that would be too expensive”. Many people believe that an image consultant or personal stylist is only for the wealthy. Well I want to dispel that myth. There are affordable image consultants for the everyday person.

The blank 10 steps to finding the perfect image consultant.

  1. You want to research image consultants in your area.
  2. Ask your friends if they have ever used an image consultant.
  3. Interview your image consultant.
  4. Does he/she allow you to be authentic to your personality?
  5. Find someone who will teach you how to shop not just shop for you.
  6. You want to hire someone who challenges you to think in a new way when shopping. You don’t want to be stuck in a rut.
  7. You want someone who is honest but not mean.
  8. Do you feel comfortable with them? Do you click? Its all about connection.
  9. Get referrals and check out their testimonials
  10. Review their before and after pictures of clients.

The bottom line is you have to like them. Check there references and go with your gut instinct.

An image consultant can change your life in very positive way. It can make you more successful in your business and personal life and is well worth the investment.