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How to Seal that Deal with a Potential Employer
04 April 2011
Mastering the fine art of dressing for an interview can be a stressful scenario for any professional.
How do you achieve a winning look to maximise your success!
The key is to dress to where you want to be, not where you are right now. If you want to climb the corporate ladder, look as if you mean business. As any Style Guru will tell you 'Dress for the job you want'!
When going for an interview research the organisation’s dress code so you look like you will fit in. Don’t be afraid to ask what is appropriate, and then just turn it up a notch. Look around at what the leaders are wearing, and follow their style. If youact as if you’re there, you create the perception you are worth much more.
Research showsthat people who look attractive and dress well tend to outperform others and do better financially. If you look plain you tend to earn 5 to 10 % less than those who look average, who in turn earn 3 to 8 % less than those deemed attractive.
It is the appearance of confidence that is attractive, not the presence of physical beauty. And attractiveness has more to do with how you carry yourself and your energy levels rather than a great body. You can look fabulous if you dress stylishly (add a dash of colour to your wardrobe), have impeccable grooming, maintain good eye contact and smile.
Good grooming opens doors so don’t allow little details to let you down. The key to remember is that less is definitely more. If poor dressing is holding you back you need to understand the world has certain rules and you need to abide by them.
Don’t be one of the people who once they get the job they let themselves go, you need to maintain your image at all times. Treat every day as a job interview because you never know what opportunity will arise.