September is officially "Update Your Resume" month, so in this time of new beginnings, we think it's important to put your best foot forward. Hey, job interviews are nerve wracking, so make your first impression a great one by following these simple tips. With a "go get em" attitude and just 10 quick minutes of prep time (minus studying up on the company history!), get ready for that human resources orientation in no time!
The path to success begins with you.
- For your face, you probably won't need much more than concealer and loose powder. If you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, by all means, use a foundation! But if you don't need much coverage, just skip it.
- Wear lipstick, not lip gloss. Gloss is too shiny and youthful for a formal occasion like an interview.
- Well-groomed brows show that you pay attention to details. Tweeze any stray hairs, and if you have brow gel, use it to set your brows in place. (A tiny bit of hair gel, diluted with water, can do the same thing.)
- Applying a little bit of blush makes everyone look healthier. Use this rather than bronzer for a natural-looking, healthy glow.
- Don't wear any perfume. "Oh, but I love my signature scent," you might be saying. Yes, and it probably smells lovely, but what if your interviewer has an allergy? Skip it.
- Unless you have naturally clean, even, hangnail-free nails, get a manicure. It doesn't matter whether your nails are long or short, but they should be neatly filed. Don't opt for a French manicure -- many find it dated.
— Anna De Souza