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Choose your clothes in accordance with your desired industry and position. For instance, wearing a three-piece suit when applying to a sport coach position is discordant with the sector.
On LinkedIn, take a look at the profile pictures of current employees and you will get an idea. For example, if it is a dynamic start-up, choose a business casual style, namely professional but not too stilted.
Wearing clean and properly ironed clothes is essential to avoid looking scruffy. Investing in a high-end outfit is not worth, but all it takes is a neat dress to make a good impression.
As your clothes, it is important to look on top: groomed nails, recently washed hair… It might not sound that significant, but these details will make a difference because the first impression may be decisive.
There is no need to be over-dressed at risk of feeling squeezed in your clothes. You should adopt a corporate but comfortable outfil because it is essential to feel at ease. For example, wearing very high heels might destabilize you if you are not used to them.
To boost your self-confidence and show a glowy face, a small beauty enhancement is definitely necessary. Yet remain sober in order to be both sophisticated and natural. A gaudy makeup might make you look vulgar.
Even if the weather is not pleasant, don’t dress very warm clothes! The stress caused by an interview may cause sweating and make you uncomfortable. Wear lightweight garment and natural material.
Colours are not forbidden for an interview but wearing too garish colours can be visually aggressive. Attention should be focused on what you say rather than on what you wear. Opt for pastel shades which are softer and soothing.
This seems obvious but a reminder is always useful… Wanting to be sexy can make you vulgar and undermine your credibility during the interview.
Wanting to show you personality in a job interview is natural. However, you should make sure you remain subtle. Showing too much eccentricity in your style would suggest a lack of seriousness.
To learn more about the impact of Covid-19 on temporary work, we interviewed David Jacmart, Branch Manager of Adecco Pommerloch, a generalist branch 15 km from Bastogne.