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Let’s Unleash the Experts: LA Fashion and Image Consultant Shares 3 Tips for Improving Your Interview Appearance

You’ve heard it all before:mirror

  • “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.”
  • “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”
  • “Beauty is only skin deep.”

We’re told all the time that our smarts and personalities lead to success. And that’s certainly right! But, you’ve got to consider the whole package. When you’re searching for a new job, first impressions count and it’s often shallow nuances that can stick with the interviewer.

Burbank-based image and fashion consultant Lori Ann Robinson got in touch with me recently, and her perspective is that “your image is your personal visual message, and just as a corporate visual message is critical to the confidence and success of the organization, your personal image is a message that is critical to your personal confidence and success.”

Lori graciously offered three of her top tips for maximizing your image while interviewing:

  • Review, rethink and update your hair and make up to stay current. Remember, the higher you are on the food-chain of success, the more your image matters
  • Remember the importance of your face, since most of the time the interviewer will be focused on it. Be aware of everything from your make-up to your teeth. I suggest a trip to the “close up” mirror just to be sure all is ship shape
  • Look in three-way mirror to do a check. Remember the interviewer will see you coming and going. Yes, that stain on the back of your pants from the Mexican restaurant will be seen, and you cannot back out of the office now can you?

I think #3 is one of the most obvious, but most important things to remember. Your pants may look just fine in the front, but what about the rear view? Did you clip those extra threads in the back slit of your skirt? Is your jacket straining in the back? Is the leather on the back of your heels scuffed from cracks in the sidewalk? Sounds silly, but details count. If you look sloppy, they’ll think you probably perform sloppily.

I hope these helpful hints help you polish your look. But, don’t get so focused on your improved image that you forget your interview questions!

Check out more information from Lori:
http://www.larconsultants.com
http://www.larconsultantsimageandfashionblog.com

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http://www.careerhubblog.com/main/2009/02/17-interview-questions-you-must-be-able-to-answer.html
17 Interview questions you must be able to answer

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Miss Pale Pink Coat in the House with Helpful Sites

My friend Miss Pale Pink Coat (http://www.palepinkcoat.com/) wanted to share some articles that might be helpful for all you job searchers.

Happyjobsearch.com is officially my favorite. It helps you organize everything for the process, including your interviews, etc. And it was started by someone who was laid off twice in three months. Wow. Talk about making lemons out of lemonade. Love it.

Thank you, Miss Pale Pink Coat!

http://abcnews.go.com/OnCampus/story?id=6758529&page=1
Tips for staying afloat in a grim job market

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/columnist/block/2009-02-09-unemployed-tax-breaks_N.htm
Unemployed? You could qualify for tax breaks

http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2009/02/08/for-the-professional-how-to-get-started-on-twitter/
For the professional, how to get started on Twitter

http://www.happyjobsearch.com/opportunities
Site to manage job search process

http://www.prsa.org/supportfiles/news/viewNews.cfm?pNewsID=842347797
Want great job references? Choose them wisely; treat them professionally

http://www.dailyaxioms.com/2009/02/101-things-that-will-add-value-to-your.html
101 Things that will add value to your resume