Women know that using their good looks and charm they can reach millions of different goals but unfortunately this doesn’t always work for job interviews. According to a recent survey your cleavage makes employer think you are not a serious girl and you can hardly be responsible and reliable.
It is a known fact that an employer makes his decision on whether he wants you or not in his company in the first 90 seconds from the beginning of the interview. So you might not even begin talking when he decides that you won’t be a part of his team. “What’s the problem?” You might ask. And the answer is – you aren’t dressed appropriately. Surprised? Don’t be. First impression is important. And considering the fact that today’s job market is ‘fierce’ your task, as a candidate, is to create the best impression possible.
65 per cent of 2000 employers said that if two candidates are neck and neck in other areas they choose the person who dresses well. And dressing well does not mean you should wear the latest trends to work. You should rather wear suits and office clothing, the one that attracts minimum attention, so that your skills and professionalism are more obvious.
Recruitment manager Kieran How, from national recruitment firm Eden Brown, commented on the survey:
Some bosses may like to see a pretty girl in a tight-fitting top flashing a lot of cleavage but you rarely know who will be interviewing you. It is advisable to play it safe by wearing well-fitted, ironed clothes in neutral colors. Job interviews are not the place to try fancy dress or to show off your most revealing party clothes.”
It is interesting to note that seven out of ten employers say they do not appreciate people trying to be fashionable. And overwhelming 81 per cent of employers say wearing a suit to interview suggests you are organized and efficient.
Helen Gunter of TK Maxx said:
One thing that can give candidates a boost of confidence before they even walk through the door is knowing they are wearing the right outfit. We are receiving a huge delivery of smartwear for both men and women all at up to 60 per cent of the recommended retail price. There really is no excuse for fluffing the interview before you’ve even answered the first question.”
So, girls, don’t experiment and don your best suit to the job interview. You’ll have a chance to show your assets when you are already hired.
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