Monday, October 20, 2008

Good Grooming

Dress appropriately. You are competing with hundreds of other applicants for this job, not only in your city, but in other cities as well. So do all you can to improve your chances and maintain an edge over others. Take no chances - usually it doesn't matter how well spoken you are' if you don't look professional, the recruiters won't even give you consideration.

For women:

In choosing accessories, shoes must be:

The closed-heel type. No sandals, wedges, mocassins or clogs. Color complementary to your outfit and are neatly polished, without any worn-out heels or toes.

For both men and women, grooming is of utmost importance. It doesn't matter how impeccably you are dressed; if your grooming is careless, you won't get a second look. Women, your make-up must be in colors becoming to the complexion, and extremes are prohibited. A nice smile and fresh breath are important. And if you have significant skin problems or your teeth are in need of repair, get professional help. People can interview well in every other way, but if teeth are downright offensive to look at, it may put the interviewer of enough to disqualify them.

It goes without saying that your hair should be well groomed. If necessary, pay a visit to the hairdresser before the day of the interview. Hair should be: 

Arranged in an attractive, businesslike style, keeping with current professional standards. Style and color is becoming to your facial features and skin coloring. Clean, in good condition.

For Men; No wash-and-wear, wet-look or spikey styles. No roots showing. No extreme styles.

Hands and nails should be clean and neatly manicured. Nails should be well shaped, all the same approximate length, and should not extend beyond the fingertip more than 1/4 of an inch.

Keep jewelry to a minimum. Only one bracelet is acceptable, along with a professional looking watch.

No heavy perfumes.