How to Make a Good First Job Interview Impression

Making a good first impression is always important. In fact, while you may want to be considered for a job based only on your qualifications, there are reports that 95 percent of employers interviewed in a survey admitted that their decision to hire a candidate is impacted by their appearance. From the accessories you choose and the clothes you wear, the way you care for your skin, apply your makeup and even style your hair, your appearance says a lot about you before you even say a word.

Beauty expert Dorothy Ryan had tips for keeping your make up simple but paying attention to detail like your hands and nails. 

And stylist Rachel Zimmerman had the following advice:

  • Get-a-head:  Have your hair professionally blown-out. It will look naturally styled.
  • Be sensitive. Avoid perfume. It can be distracting
  • Tie-one-on. A great scarf can update a basic outfit.
  • Attract, don’t distract.  Do not over accessorize.T
  • he hands have it.  Have manicured nails with a neutral tone polish.
  • Survival of the fittest. Clothing is all about fit and proportion
  • Don’t go naked.  Bare feet or legs detract from a professional appearance.
  • Put your best foot forward.  Shoes speak volumes. Wear closed-toe and scuff free shoes.
  • Time is of the essence.  Wear a metal watch.  It adds strength to any business image.
  • Attention!  Stand up straight with shoulders back.  You’ll exude confidence.
  • Belt-it. The right belt can add polish to an outfit.


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