6 Things you Should not Wear on a Job Interview
Too Much Makeup
Keep your makeup as light as possible. You don’t want to distract your interviewer with your bright lips and eyes.
Too Many Blings
Basic accessories like watch, ring, chain and stud will suffice. Avoid big statement jewelries. Your goal is to look simple and sophisticated
Sky High Heel
Wear small heels in which you will be able to walk faster and feel comfortable. Don’t wear too huge heels and trip!
Avoid revealing clothes like short skirts, deep neck blouse or figure hugging dress. You shouldn’t be conscious about adjusting your dress all time. Wear something which is neat and doesn’t requires too much attention.
Strong perfume or cologne can be avoided. First thing, it will distract your interviewer and secondly you will never know if your interviewer is allergic to strong scents. Either way, don’t let your perfume overwhelm you!
We understand the summer out there! You don’t have to buckle up in a suit and tie, but maintain a little bit of professionalism by not wearing a funky sneaker or flip top!
How to ACE an Interview
Job interviews aren’t fun for anyone. Everyone feels the same sense of delight when you find out an employer wants you to come in for an interview, but soon the nerves kicks in.
We’ve created a fact sheet of tips to help you ace that interview
Know your Facts
Do your research! Before stepping foot in the interview room, you must first learn more about the company. Use the resource that you have such as search engines, their website, news outlets, social medias and inside knowledge.
Know the Job
Although you may think that you know all about the job you have applied for don’t let that stop you from learning more about it. An interviewer is going to ask you why you want that job.
Make a Good First Impression
First impressions last! If you do not make the right one you are less likely to get the job. Make sure to smile and be yourself. If you try too hard and are not yourself, an interviewer will be able to see it.
Be Confident But not Cocky
It may seem hard to do this but you need to get the balance right. Be confident and be aware of your strengths. Although an interview is a chance to really sell yourself, it’s also important to acknowledge your weaknesses and to know how you deal with them.
Look the Part
Looks aren’t everything, but first impressions are! Being presentable is key, if an employer thinks you look smart they are going to get that professional opinion of you. Not only this but you also have to carry yourself in a professional manner. So essentially this means no hoodies and no slouching!
Plan the Day Before
Be prepared, you need to make sure you are ready! There is no use trying to cram in a load of research in the morning – you need the day before to prepare yourself so you are calm the morning of your interview.
Engage with the Interviewers
Eye contact, handshakes, head nods – just a few of the things you can do during your interview that will make your interviewers feel like it is a two-way conversation and not just them questioning you. If you can engage well with an interviewer they will feel a stronger connection with you rather than someone who answers abruptly and waits for the next question.
7 Big Lies Interviewers Tell Job Candidates
Interviewers regularly deliver statements to job candidates that aren’t entirely accurate and sometimes are outright false. Below, there are seven lies that you will usually find an interviewer telling.
- “We’ll Call You and Get back to You in Some time”
For the Job seekers this statement is like a red flag. According to the experience of most of the job candidates, “Getting back to you”, most of the time means that somewhere the interviewer is not exactly impressed and is considering you as an option in case they do not find the best candidate. Keeping expectations from such interview might not be a good idea.
- “We are Impressed But we Still Need to Interview More People”
If they are really so impressed, then why are they informing you that they need to interview more people? In a way they are hinting you that it may not just work out. When interviewers say that, it means that they find you a potential candidate but they are not entirely satisfied and are looking for a better candidate.
- “You are Good and we will Consider You, If not this then for Some Other Project”
Face it; you are most probably not going to be considered for any other project. Interviewers just tell this lie as they find it as a much easier way to get out of the situation without telling you a direct ‘No’. Also, if in certain cases they do call you for another project, it might not be satisfying or up to your expectation.
- “We will Give you Salary Considering Your Work Experience.”
Undoubtedly experience counts but the salary is not always based on that. Before recruiting, the company has a pre-decided salary package, in case the interview cites your experience as a reason for lower salary package, make sure you are well researched about the package and the salary package so that you are not fooled and can negotiate well.
- “We are Still Thinking about the Offering Salary, We will Let you Know Once it is Fixed”
There is no way an interview can happen without actually fixing the salary for the position. So, If the interviewer tells you this, then there is something definitely wrong. Chances are there that you might get pinned for a job that offers less than deserving
- “You Would Find a Great Working Atmosphere sans any Politics”
You are definitely not a child to fall for this line. Where there is competition there is bound to be politics, You cannot escape that. Every interviewer would like to portray the company in a better and good way but you should be smart enough to figure out the truth.
- “We Offer Many Benefits to our Employees”
Don’t just take the words. It may seem nice and reassuring but without the exact details you never know. Benefits are offered, but the details would do a lot better than the words. Ensure you research or ask about it.