Monday, June 29, 2015

Fashion and Beauty Tips: Nailing Your Job Interview

To all recent graduates out there as well as anyone else currently after their dream job, let me start by saying that: I know exactly what you are going through! Interviews can be nerve-racking and job hunting is stressful. Having a killer CV (and cover letter!), knowing about the company you are interviewing for and being prepared for questions are all important. But have you thought of what to wear and how to do your make-up? First impressions are extremely important so you don't want to turn up looking nothing less than insanely professional and chic. Here a few tips I learned over the years, I hope you like it :)

Outfits
 Job interviews are scary enough as it is so when it comes to dressing for them, make sure you feel comfortable in what you wear. You don't want anything 'screaming' too much fashion and it is totally ok for you to ditch the heels and opt for a nice looking pair of flats instead. The key is to look professional and not too over the top. Having said that, you can most certainly dress up or down a little depending on what job type you are going for. Always look age appropriate and make sure you are covered in key areas and that there are no distractions. You heard me, put the mini-skirt away! You shouldn't go for crazy jewellery, instead choose delicate earrings and necklaces. And whilst black is the obvious choice, don't be put off by wearing different colours; they can look just as good and professional.  

Make-up
Interviews are not the place to try the latest beauty trends (heard of "strobing"? yh, none of that please). No blue eyeshadow, no winged eyeliner, and god-forbid no false lashes. Your best bet is a sheer and glowy finish, so choose your best BB cream or medium coverage foundation and go with that. You don't want to hide behind crazy amounts of make-up so avoid contouring or highlighting, and bright lipsticks. A natural look is what you should be aiming for; save the smokey eyes to when you are out celebrating your brand new job.

Hairstyles
Dealing with crazy hair is what I go through every morning. But for an interview you want it to look polished and frizz free, no matter how impossible that seems to be. Make sure your hairstyle is still you and that you are comfortable wearing it that way. You can't go wrong with a blowdry, low ponytails or side buns for example. Whatever works for you, just make sure it's neat and that it looks like you have made an effort.

Nails
Similarly, nails should look natural and not too bright. I personally would go for nude colours because I find that darker colours chip more easily and I don't need the stress of having to hide chipped nails through the whole interview. And if you choose to go with open toe shoes (which yes, are totally fine) don't forget to give your toenails some TLC also. Make sure you mani and pedi match (colour wise) and that your heels are also taken care of.

And above all, be yourself! I know it's tough out there but never give up, take a deep breath and give it your best shot. It took me 3 months to find something I would enjoy but your dream job could be just around the corner! Not sure where to look? Head over to City Calling to check out Jobs Online
Best of luck and thanks for reading beauties!

xoxo


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79 comments

  1. Great post :) Will have to remember this next time I have an interview so I don't turn up with blue nail varnish again aha xx
    Chasing Belle

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  2. Love the outfits you've picked out, they're so perfect for a summer interview!
    The hairstyles are lovely too, it's always something I forget!!

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

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    1. Thanks Rach, glad you liked them :)

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  3. These are some great tips! definitely agree with the nails! thanks for sharing :) xx

    SleepyHeaven

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  4. You choose very nice hair styles,about nail polish- I want all of them ;-)

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  5. Thanks for sharing these lovely tips with us, doll :)

    Lazy Penguins

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  6. I love the nude colors for nails!

    xx

    http://unromanceconlamoda.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too! they look so chic and professional :)

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  7. Great tips and very readable too! I love all your suggestions, especially the pink/rose color scheme.

    Angelina Is

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  8. Nice tips
    I love your suggestion
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  9. I guess it totally depends on the job you are applying for. Wearing my hair down or any kind of nail polish would have been a no-go in my position, But I guess all neutral shouldn't be what you choose when applying as a MUA.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  10. I appreciate you've mentioned nails - people often forget their hand are visible and you can tell a lot just by looking at someone's hands. As important as it is to have well maintained nails it's also important not to go over board with the manicure - neutral polish works every occasion ;)

    Best wishes,
    Arabesque

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  11. I have a job interview on Friday, I definitely think understated style is best. No big earrings and bright make up! I have a nude mani at the mo which is just right!

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

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  12. Great tips, it;s so important for your skills and personality to shine at an interview, instead of your outfit and lipgloss.

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  13. You did great job on this post Pam. I especially liked outfit and makeup ideas. Have an amazing day. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  14. Love all the outfits you picked out for job interviews! Definitely great tips to keep in mind.

    Great post!!

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  15. Very nice combinations


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  16. Postagem maravilhosa, tenha uma semana abençoada
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  17. Love all these suggestions for a job interview! The skirt is gorgeous and I feel like wearing those hairstyles 24/7 ;) Thanks for sharing!
    xx

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  18. I'm not looking for a job right now but I still loved reading this. Nail varnish for an interview is such a dividing one, but I always go for a nude colour because my nails are too grim without any varnish haha. Plus a slick of nail polish always makes it look like you've made an effort!

    Jodie x
    www.alajode.com

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  19. Adoro este tipo de publicações são tão úteis. e concordo com todas as tuas dicas.
    xoxo
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  20. cool post! great for inspiration!

    Andrea | www.andreader.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow!! Thanks for taking time sharing this post. Really amazing ^__^

    Linxnee-Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

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  22. Loving the conservative nail colours and outfits. The ponytail hairstyles are really cute, too!

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  23. Great tips, this will surely help me when I start to attend interviews <3

    Capturing Life Memoirs | http://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

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  24. I really love your pics!

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  25. Looking natural is the best way to go for interviews! I love this post, it just shows how far neutrals can go to score your interview!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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  26. Great tips to keep in mind, Pam. Thx for sharing. You get 91°F tomorrow? It's going to be 98°F here today.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  27. Yes! Neutrals and nudes all the way for interviews! Cleanliness, too, of the hair speaks volumes. Lovely post! <3

    May x • THE MAYDEN

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  28. Fantastic post ! I feel that dressing up like Lauren Conrad is the best tip I can give anyone haha.

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

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  29. Love love love this post! I've covered interviews over on my blog today and it was such a popular subject. Your picks are perfection! :-)

    www.makemeupmarie.com x

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  30. This post is really helpful! I love these fashion tips, usually these are not included in interview tips :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  31. This is such a great post! I loved all your suggestions, especially the dresses! Going to an interview is always so nerve-racking but I think wearing great outfit can make you feel more confident :)

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  32. Lovely outfits, perfect for the summer! I'm yet to apply for "big" jobs but when I do I'll be sure to check this :) xx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  33. Adorei as dicas! Sempre tive imensas dúvidas no que vestir numa primeira entrevista e, sem dúvida, este post ajudou imenso :)
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

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  34. In love with all these outfits and so would wear them outside of a job interview <3 Amazing post, really I bet so many people are going to find this helpful!
    xxx
    She Will Be

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  35. Great advice! Will keep the hairstyles in mind :)

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  36. Very useful tips, I love the outfit and hairstyle combinations because its something different that you probably wouldn't give thought to switch up a little for the sake of an interview!

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  37. Wonderful, I love the nude polishes! Fave right now!

    Love, Colli tobeyoutiful

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  38. neutrals are just great for an interview outfit
    thanks for sharing these great tips
    love your outfits, hairstyling and nails selections
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  39. neutrals are just great for an interview outfit
    thanks for sharing these great tips
    love your outfits, hairstyling and nails selections
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  40. Lovely post with amazing tips!
    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    xx

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  41. So inspiring :)

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  42. Great post and all your tips are perfect for nailing a job interview!

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  43. Adoro estas cores :D

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  44. I've had loads of interviews recently and I pretty much stuck to your rules apart from the eyeliner (I have a small wing every day) and one interview I wore purple polish, which I decided was fine as it was the company colour! Anyway, I got the job and I start next week!

    Hannah x
    xhannahsaidso.blogspot.com

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  45. All itmes are perfect for a job interview. I would also wear this on an everyday basis. I love nude <3
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  46. great post :) I totally love the hair inspirations and mac products are always a must have :D

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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  47. Love the options you provided us with! There's something for everybody there! Great post!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  48. These tips are great! I agree that you should be confident in what you're wearing so you aren't fidgety, tone down the makeup (if you tend to vamp it up) and just try to be polished overall.

    -M
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  49. I think the same, neutral make-up and nails are the best for such an ocasion :)

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  50. awesome recommendations!

    check out my blog + follow too?
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    xo,
    Jess ♡

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  51. Looking your best is so important in an interview. Great tips x

    Beauty with charm

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  52. Love all of this,expecially this neutrals,amazing post,xoxo.

    Cake Interruptted

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  53. Great tips and I agree with everything, these outfits are truly perfect for interview and they still lovely!

    jointyicroissanty

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  54. Love the hairstyles :) Now on my blog: Château - Castle...
    Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

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  55. Great tips and love all your picks!

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

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  56. Great, sensible tips! I will definitely save this post to refer back to next time I have an interview!!
    Have an amazing weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose’s Rooftop

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  57. Great tips!
    I completely agree on the makeup front, although I feel more confident in bright lipstick, nudes and pinks are the way forward!
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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  58. I love the outfits you picked!!
    Such a nice blog <3 I think I will visit you more often :)
    Denise

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  59. Great post! Perfect for interviews and these nude shades are also very trendy xx
    www.travelera.es

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  60. Great post! *-* Kisses from Barcelona! :*

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  61. Thanks for your tips! I'll be looking for a new job, so these might just come in handy. X!
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  62. Very helpful tips! Thank you for your comment on
    Qing's Style

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  63. Funnily enough, I had a similar post planned! Yours was really helpful though, love the nail shade suggestions as that's always something I struggle with!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  64. Love this post! It's so thorough! You've covered everything, great tips!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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  65. This is very helpful for fresh graduates so they'd be guided accordingly the proper ways to prepare for their first set of job interviews.

    Louise | www.louisechelleblog.com

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  66. Great tips! Love the pieces you picked, you can wear these out anytime and not just during interviews! :)

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  67. I think appreciated content about fashion outfits, I love all these outfits suggestions. I put an effort in when I need to stop by the school.

    cute formal dresses / natural makeup / bridal party dresses

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  68. Tks very much for your post.

    Avoid surprises — interviews need preparation. Some questions come up time and time again — usually about you, your experience and the job itself. We've gathered together the most common questions so you can get your preparation off to a flying start.

    You also find all interview questions at link at the end of this post.

    Source: Interview Questions & Answers:

    Best rgs

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