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Well, don’t panic, we are here to give you some of our top tips!
According to Forbes.com it only takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. You may not even get a chance to speak in these seven seconds so it’s a good idea to make sure you are presenting yourself well. Give yourself the best chance you can!
With this is in mind, we recommend you start with the basics. Imagine the scenario, you walk in, you meet your possible future employer and they go in for the handshake, you are in each others personal space. I know this sounds so simple, but cleanliness is a big deal. Clean, well presented nails, clean hair and smelling great will leave an impression with your interviewer. Simple!
It’s better to be over dressed than under dressed. We recommended you arrive to your interview dressed one or two levels higher than the job your applying for and if you get the job, maybe continue this for the first few days until you are aware of the style of the company. If you are going for the suited and booted look, take a jacket too even if you don’t intend on wearing it and for the cherry on top…a nice clean, shiny pair of shoes.
Your personal statement says you are punctual, always on time, you like an early start… wearing a watch is a great way to show you mean it. It’s a small gesture, but you never know it might just get you in their good books.
Dress appropriately, don’t be too revealing. Don’t put too much on show…you know?
We know that each company is different, a lot of our clients have been working with us for a while and we’ve been to visit them. So sometimes we have insider information as to how the company employees present themselves. We don’t mind you asking us for our opinion, but smart is always best. If you are going for an industrial role, we will tell you what the dress code of the company is. You will sometimes need PPE (Personal protective equipment) such as hard hat, high visibility jacket and safety boots, we will let you know if you these things and we supply them here in our offices!
You are ready to go! Knock ’em dead! Blow their socks off!
From the 1st Choice Staff Recruitment team.
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