Thursday, 14 May 2015

(Beauty & Fashion) tips to help you nail your job/ internship interview




Whether you're a student looking for a part time job or someone leaving their studies to start the adult-life, job interviews are an important part of our journeys. From the ones you wish you never went to, to the ones you thought you did well - but turns out you weren't fit enough, to the ones that you just nail and walk out of feeling like a damn superstar - there's many types and we'll all experience them at some point before we're pensioners. 


If you're anything like me and you are an "attention to detail" freak, then preparing for such events can be quite stressful and overwhelming. Quite often my girlfriends send me snaps on WhatsApp asking me what to wear, if their makeup looks good enough, if the hair is crazy or even down to something as apparently insignificant as the nail polish colour. Believe it or not, everything counts, and I mean EVERYTHING. This is your one chance to impress and stand out. There are hundreds if not thousands of other people applying and if your CV stood out enough for you to be shortlisted, then match up to it and be someone who people will remember - in a good way. 


Beauty 


Needless to say you have to "target" your look of the day depending on where exactly is your interview. If you're applying to work at a makeup counter or in some edgy fashion place, of course make sure that eyeshadow is blended on point and the lipstick and blush shades go well together. Clearly your personal appearance in this case is a massive thing since if you look pretty bad then no one will want to employ you to represent the company. It also goes without saying that obviously depending on the company there's also the style you need to apply to it. When you walk around makeup counters for examples, you can tell straight away if someone works at Benefit, Mac or Clinique. 


What I suggest? Neutral is always best. Whether it be on an office environment, a shop, delivering things and so on, even out the skin tone just using a BB cream and put some mascara on as a bear minimum. Of course if you're more into the full coverage stuff, by all means, do whatever makes you feel comfortable. You need to sell yourself after-all. I would even say go for the bold lip and naked eyes with a touch of mascara if that look suits you because it adds that little something that screams "I'm awesome okay? Hire me now". 


Hair -  whatever is most comfortable to you. Yes, try looking polished but at the same time it is important that you show some personality and believe it or not, hair can tell many things about a person. Don't spend hours straightening it or curling it unless that's what you really do in your daily routine anyway. 


NailPolish - wear it, yes, but use colours that don't take away attention from you or what you say, especially if, like me, you love to use your hands a lot when you speak ( true to most italians). 


It's hard sometimes to tell what a company looks for in their employees and what they think is good makeup and clothes, so in my small experience I always went with the middle ground - where I would show I made some effort but not too much. Always TAKE TIME, so that you don't end up rushing and making some horrific mistakes like a dodgy eyeliner flick or a smudged lipstick. 




Fashion 

Possibly the trickiest one not just for interviews but let's face it, for life! "What do I wear?" is what I ask myself every morning. Your style and your clothes are a direct reflection of the person that you are. Do you like loud colours and wild prints? Or are you more on the neutral and safe side, always rocking the black-on-black look? 

I could say I found my usual go-to outfit that I can tweak around to adapt to whatever place I'm going to. White shirt- always a yes. Black trousers or skinny jeans - yes (hell, forget about leggings, especially see-through leggings. BURN THAT IN FACT). Stilettos - a must-have (you can go with something more eye-catching if it's a creative company, but try and keep the toes out of sight). Depending on the place, you could rock either a blazer to look "profesh" or a simple leather jacket. 

Showing some skin is okay, but know the limits and stay away from overly low V-neck lines or stacks of a million different jewelry or rings. Keep it simple and tasteful. 

Remember that the devil is in the detail - everything you wear should be in tip top shape. Did you know that the first two things a person notices about you during interviews are: what shoes you're wearing and is your nail polish chipped? I found it so fascinating. 



What suggestions would you give to people going for interviews? 

Remember to never give up and keep applying until eventually you'll start getting offers. I thought this was the perfect time for me to post a few tips since I got a new job last week and I'm so excited. An excellent site to check out for all sorts of cool opportunities and jobs online is City Calling by the way. 

Let me know what you think of the look and tips I suggested and share any personal experience if you feel like it in the comments, I'm sure it would help!

XOXO







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22 comments

  1. Lots of good tips, I agree I always go for neutral makeup for an interview! Congrats on your new job! (:

    L x

    www.loulabeth.co.uk // bloglovin'

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  2. These are fab tips : ) It's always so tricky to know what to wear to an interview. My clothes always seem to either be too dressy or too casual - it's hard to find the perfect fit! Congrats and good luck in your new job hun. How exciting!! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  3. Love your picks, I'd agree with neutral but it personal touches - definitely a bold lip from me!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  4. This was so helpful! I have a couple of job interviews coming up and I've been stressing about what to wear so thanks for the tips, so helpful! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  5. I always look at shoes people are wearing everytime x

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  6. Great tips! the shoes are amazing also love the makeup you have chosen.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  7. Great tips hun! Thanks for sharing x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  8. This is a great post! i think people need to not over think things as it can get you a little stressed and come across too nervous, so definitely need to relax and remember they need YOU, not the other way round! x

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  9. Those nude Nails Inc shades are gorgeous!

    Great post!

    Jenna
    princessparasox.wordpress.com

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  10. Great post, and ideal as I am normally way too nervous to think of these things before a interview!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. Such a great post, and I'm sure this will be super helpful for lots of people!

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  12. I could have used this when I was looking for a job haha!

    Great tips and blog. x

    Katie Loves ~ A Fashion & Beauty Blog.

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  13. Congrats on your new job! Great tips here :) I'm looking for a new job at the moment so hopefully I'll be able to use some of them soon!!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. These are some great tips! I always find when it comes to your look, be yourself so if you do not wear too much make up on a daily basis, just apply a little bit for the interview. The main thing is to be comfortable and professional xxx

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  15. lots of good tips! very helpful :)

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  16. Great tips, very smart outfit choice, and I agree I always tend to keep it neutral for interviews, my make up tends to be browns and nudes only. Xx

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  17. great tips! love this post!

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  18. totally agree!! clean nails and shoes say a lot!! also, nothing too flashy or distracting.
    Dee T
    HauteFrugalista.com

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  19. Some great tips in this post! I just started a new job so naturally I've been searching for ways to dress to impress ;)

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    xx

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