In today’s economy, getting a new job is not an easy feat. When you have an interview, you want to make the best impression you can. As you know, first impressions can hold a lot of sway over the outcome of an otherwise mediocre interview, so it’s an important thing to consider when you’re preparing to woo a potential employer.
The idea behind acing interviews is, more or less, to speculate in order to accumulate. You will do best if you spend a little bit of money in order to ensure an optimal result from your interviews. The good news is that you can usually buy these items once and use them for every interview you get, so you don’t have to keep on spending.
First of all, get a haircut. Shop around locally and get recommendations from friends; you want someone you can trust to do what you ask of them. It is okay for you to have unconventional hair, but having a haircut that can be ‘professionalised’ is ideal. For example, if you are a long-haired man, keep it at a length where you can tie it back tidily to show your professionalism. In an ideal world, get a haircut that will remain professional-looking when it grows a little bit in case it takes a few months for you to get a job.
Buy some brand-new professional clothing. There are a couple of reasons for this. First of all, it will fit better than old clothes as you will be able to buy it for the size you are today rather than for the size you were last time you went shopping. Tesco have a range of mix-and-match suit jackets, trousers and waistcoats as well as a variety of shirts and ties. All are reasonably priced so you can afford to kit yourself out.
The second advantage of brand-new clothes is the boost of confidence you get from knowing you look good and professional. New clothes can really affect the way you feel about yourself, allowing you to make an impression due simply to the way you carry yourself as a result of your lifted mood.
Shine your shoes. A lot of people forget to do this, but you want to look polished from head to toe, and that means shining your shoes. Most supermarkets carry shoe polish for a variety of colours, and if you can’t manage traditional polish and brushes, you can buy the easy-to-use sponge applicator with a variety of colours or even a clear coat.
Finally, pay close attention to your posture and ensure you carry yourself in a confident way. A confident manner will do far more than any number of clothes or haircuts could ever achieve. Know you’re the best person for the job, and your interviewers will know it too.