You only have one chance to make a good first impression!
A person will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk
into the room! What you wear says a whole lot about who you are,
or at least who you are presenting yourself to be. Thats why
what you wear to a job interview is important.
Whether you like it or not, the first impression that you make
is visual. This means paying attention to every little detail -
from head to toe - is important.
Appearance can make the difference in getting or not getting
a job. Correct appearance can be your competitive advantage
over someone else.
With first impressions, there is no erase button so make certain
that the first impression is a positive one. Potential employers
size you up based on how you look and how you carry yourself.
So, pick the package that says what you want the employer to think:
"This person cares about how they look. This person is serious
about finding a job."
Do you know how a person evaluates you?
55% body language and appearance
38% verbal tone
7% verbal content
Go to a company or organization where you may apply for employment.
Look at their appearance. Ask yourself:
- "Could I fit in?"
- "Is there anything that is different about their employees?"
- "Is there something that I need to do to become a part
of that company?"
Be positive with positive body language.
You want the interviewer to know that you are open, receptive to
conversation, and a willing learner. Positive body language will
give the interviewer these positive queues.
Facial expression: Pleasant smile
Hands: Still, relaxed, keep above or on the table or desk.
Eyes: Steady, observant frequent eye contact
Head: Still, straight
Posture: Straight but relaxed spine
Seated: Asymmetrical, sometimes leaning in a relaxed way
Arms: Avoid crossing arms, this gives a closed out feeling.