|03-13-2008, 12:10 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
interview clothing/ interview techniques?
I am about to go for an interview for a job which basically involves providing consultancy (this will fund the transitional phase I am going through as I move towards a more creative career): it will be great for me as doing consultancy will free up more of my time and give me a better income for fewer working hours.
I know I will have to be smartly dressed, but I was wondering in terms of any behavioural experts out there, whether there are particular colors I should wear or avoid (I am female - I am thinking that blue might be a good idea as so many people consider that to be their favorite color?) or any accessories I should carry. I am going to a male dominated field and I think I am the only female interviewee - I was thinking of taking a slim briefcase rather than a cumbersome-handbag-and-document-wallet combination.
In terms of NLP can I use any particular terms or anchors in the interview room?
|03-14-2008, 04:21 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pasadena, CA
I would recommend wearing brown colors with maybe maroon. Just a suggestion, but wear something warm yet professional. As a prospective consultant, I would focus on how you can be helpful and your expertise in offering creative and positive solutions.
Good luck with your interview!
|03-14-2008, 09:05 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
I agree with Jonathon that you might be better off wearing something "warm yet professional."
The briefcase is a good idea, especially if you have several documents to take with you.
Also, if you have long hair, pull it back from your face either by pulling it all up or just the top half, or pin back the sections near your temples that might drop in your face.
Don't forget your smile!
|03-15-2008, 01:38 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
thank you - I have a white shirt with a fine maroon stripe in it - wearing warm colors might let me stand out from the (mainly male) competition who will probably be wearing black/blue.
Just out of interest, what impact do warm colors have in that context?
I do have long hair (with bangs) and I think I will wear it in a sleek ponytail.
|03-15-2008, 05:14 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
For a job interview, err on the conservative side. Your clothes should NOT stand out, and in fact, if you look too different, it may work against you.
I am female, and my interview outfit is a 100% cashmere pantsuit. It is a dark gray color with lighter gray pinstripes. Very conservative, powerful looking.
I wear a button up shirt underneath in a gray or white color.
I wear black heels that look expensive and polished.
I carry a small designer bag that looks elegant and expensive. I also carry a sleek portfolio to hold my papers.
For my hair, I wear it down, but blow dried very well, so it looks shiny, bouncy, and stylish. I wear minimal make-up that makes me look like me but better. No parfum.
What does this overall look do for me? First off, the suit and purse and shoes and portfolio show quality and style. But my hair and make-up is designed to make me look feminine and pretty.
Your main goal is to be elegant, professional, and attractive. Warm colors will not make you stand out. Instead, make sure your image is high-quality, "expensive" and stylish in a conservative way.
|03-16-2008, 03:45 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Western Canada
I would say the best interview technique is to go in with the full knowledge that you're a good match for the job and will add a lot of value to the employer; just take whatever days/months/years are necessary to make that true first.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Big Interview... I'm nervous!||DerekNewland||Technology & Technical Skills||17||04-04-2011 02:47 PM|
|Advanced Memory Techniques||toasterwater||Personal Effectiveness||17||09-13-2009 05:20 AM|
|Finding the clothing for me?||xnez||Social & Relationships||9||10-04-2007 08:37 AM|
|Wonderful Interview||Jacobm||Spirituality, Consciousness, & Awareness||1||04-16-2007 01:07 AM|
|Organic, Fair trade clothing!||Amit||Character & Contribution||2||12-15-2006 11:38 AM|
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:53 PM.