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Job interview tips: How to Look Your Best at an interview?

Going for a job interview can be a really frustrating and nerve-racking experience, especially if you don’t have much working experience and don’t know exactly how everything should be done. If that’s the case, just stay with us and keep on reading. Here are 4 useful tips on how to look your best at a job interview, so check them out!

Job Interview tips:

Bear in mind the general dress code

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The most important thing when picking an outfit for an upcoming job interview is being familiar with the dress code of that company. Of course, there’s no way you can get to know the dress code if you’ve never been to their office, but don’t worry – there are ways to find that out and come up with a flawless outfit appropriate for the business setting. One thing you can do is to do a little research online so that you find photos of staff events or something similar. The company’s website is a great starting point, so take a look at it and get an insight into their dress code in the blink of an eye.

Wear clothes that perfectly fit your body

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Once you’re familiar with the dress code, you should get clothes that perfectly fit your body. Garments that are either too tight or too baggy definitely won’t look professional or flattering. So stay away from them as much as you can. A shirt that rides up as you move can distract both you and your potential employer, and tugging it down all the time instead of paying attention to the interview is something you should avoid at all costs. So, do your best to find an affordable ladies’ fashion store and get some flattering pieces to make a good first impression.

Come up with at least two possible outfits one day before the interview


Coming up with a perfect outfit for your job interview is obviously a really important step, which is why you shouldn’t wait until the day of the interview to make a final decision. Your wardrobe is probably filled with all kinds of garments that just seem to perfectly match one another, which is definitely not the case. That’s exactly why you should come up with at least two outfits one day before the interview because having options is always a good idea. Just be sure to walk around the house in both of them, so that you can decide if you’re comfortable in these. Remember that turning around in front of the mirror isn’t enough, so take a short walk or even ask someone for their opinion. Once you do that, you can be sure that you won’t fail.

Go for a hairstyle and a makeup look you’re comfortable with

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Your hairstyle and makeup look matter as much as your clothing combo, so opt for them wisely and be careful with your choices. As for your hair, dry scalp and greasy tresses are definitely what you should avoid since these surely don’t leave a positive impression. These can even distract your potential employers, so be sure to wash your hair with appropriate products that won’t make your hair look even worse. As for your hair color, some bright shades like pink, green, or turquoise aren’t wanted, especially if you’re looking for a job in a company with a strictly formal dress code. When it comes to your makeup, keep it simple and natural. Make sure not to overdo it, so forget your favorite false lashes, too much eyeshadow, or too bright lipstick. Instead, go for a no-makeup makeup look with a little bit of foundation, concealer, mascara, and a nude lip, with a touch of blush on your cheeks, and you’ll be just fine!

Final word

As you can see, there are many things you should pay attention to when getting ready for a job interview. Just be sure to follow the company’s dress code without any exceptions, since that’s one of the most important steps in picking the right outfit. Properly tailored clothes, clean hair, and fresh makeup look are another important aspects, so be sure to bear them in mind and you’ll surely leave a great first impression!

Peter is a beauty and fashion editor at Ivania’s Mode magazine, living between London and Brisbane, Australia. follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.