In the world of those who are looking for a job or even those who are trying to further their career, there is one dreaded I word…the Interview. The moment you get your first interview call you begin to panic and your nerves are at edge.
Remember the age old adage First impression is the last impression? Therefore, quite aptly, for most women, preparing for a job interview implies laying out their best suit, choosing a pair of sensible yet classic and stylish footwear and ensuring that all your documents including the curriculum vitae are in their place.
What most women tend to overlook until the very morning of interview is their hair and makeup style. Result? A complete chaos whereby you stand in front of the mirror, aimlessly wondering whether to put you hair up or to leave them loose.
In order to help you through this ordeal, we bring you the styling tips and tricks to ensure that you impart an impressive yet striking first impression on your future employers.
Hair Styles for Job Interviews
First of all, it is important to look neat. An unkempt appearance or bedhead are never going to do you any good. To get things out of the way beforehand, try to wash your hair the night before the interview. This will leave you with more time in the morning which you can use to get other things.
Foremost hair advice is to keep them out of your face and eyes at all costs. It is needless to say that you should refrain from experimenting with your hair or even makeup on the interview morning. Play safe.
You can go for blow dry look or try side swept hair. This will end style to your ensemble without being in your face or eyes. If you are letting your hair loose, ensure to top it with a light sprinkle of hair spray so that they hold in their place. Try to tame your baby hair to give you a finished look.
On the other side, don’t overdo your hair. Remember it is not a red carpet but it is equally important. Go for style and comfort rather than style and sizzle. You should look polish yet natural. Don’t do your hair in a way that conceals the person you are underneath. Be yourself!
Makeup for Job Interviews
Of course you want to look flawless in your job interview but that does not imply that you have to cake your face with foundation and other cosmetics. For one thing you can never be sure how long the interview may last and your makeup base may start to crack. Then again you cannot wear too much of it as it does not appeal in the day light.
The best way is to opt for a BB cream rather than a foundation. It will give a smooth appearance and hide your flaws as well. Dab a little concealer to hide your blemished and dark circles. Again try to remember the golden rule of KISS, keeping it sweet and simple. You don’t need infinite layers of makeup. In fact the best look to go for is the soft, dewy look. It gives you a fresh and vibrant appearance which is fundamental to every employee in an organization.
So one might question the worst mistake that a prospective employee can make during her interview? The answer is to put on sort of makeup which will be too distracting. Remember your personality should shine through in your interview; not your makeup.
It is quite natural for your nerves to be jittered before a job interview. However you don’t want to look as afraid and nervous on the outside as you feel on the inside. Add a bit of blush to your cheeks and get an instant glow.
Make your eyes striking. They are the way to your soul so don’t clog them with excessive glitzy makeup. Skip the glitter and stick to nude shades. Don’t forget to line with a liner or kohl to bring your eyes out.
When it comes to lipstick, girls automatically reach out for red. It’s a NO! Well you may wear it if you are being interviewed for Vogue but for the rest of us, try a soft neutral shade. Bold shades of lipstick usually don’t set well with the interviewers.
If you adhere to these guidelines, you are sure to land your dream job. Good Luck!