Here at Sabio Systems we know that job interviews are the first date of the business world, so it is important to make a good first impression with both appearance and knowledge. Below are 3 tips we give our candidates to ensure interview success.
1.What to do before the interview
Being prepared for your interview will leave a positive impression on any employer. Spend some time researching the company, this will help you know your audience. Put together your interview kit; this should include a notepad, pen, updated resume, portfolio and a list of questions you have for your interviewer. Making sure you are prepared for your interview will ease your nerves and guarantee interview success.
2. Dress for Success
The most important thing to remember when dressing for an interview is cleanliness. Nice and neat hair, a trimmed groomed beard and clean nails will go a long way on the day of. This should be an obvious statement, but make sure to take a shower and put on deodorant. Clean is the best smell there is, so do not load up on fancy perfumes or colognes and let soap do its job!
When choosing clothing to wear to an interview, fit is imperative. Clothing should not be too tight or too loose. Remember, you should feel comfortable and confident. Dress professionally – traditional suits, tights or stockings, ect – knowing your audience will help you to know the expectation of attire. A good rule of thumb is to never go casual, even in a more casual industry you will want to dress at least business casual. Everyone should dress modestly, moderate shoes, moderate jewelry, nothing overly flashy or attention grabbing. If you need some ideas click over to our Pinterest!
Tattoos and piercings have been a hot topic of debate among employers recently and every person has a different opinion on the matter. Just be aware of any visible body art that you have and try to keep it looking clean and understated. It is always safe to show less until certain of the company policy.
3. Follow up
After your interview be sure to thank your interviewer for their time, request a business card and ask them when you should follow up or could expect a response. Draft up a thank you email and send it to your interviewer within a day of your interview. Follow up on the day that was discussed. Be sure to let your references know they may be contacted and give them some information on the position.
Follow these simple rules and remember the most important one of all: a confident smile and clean look will get you far with any employer. Good luck!
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