How to Look Hirable
Perfect your job interview style with these tips from makeup, hair and career experts
Accessorize your way to successFirst, choose an outfit that means business. Dr. Frankel, our career expert, says your no-fail option is a navy pantsuit, conservative dress, or dress/skirt with a jacket that covers any tattoos or body piercings. Frankel says navy is a "sincere color, that's not dour like black or too 'look at me' like red," making it a good neutral that works on just about everyone.
Once you have your professional base of an outfit, get a little creative to set your look apart from other interviewers. Just like in your cover letter, your own personal flare is important here to make a lasting impression. Frankel says accessories are the best way to do this. A cute, yet conservative headband (like Goody String of Pearls Headband, $4.99) can add a touch of personality to your look without going too over the top. Up the ante by choosing an accessory that has a story behind it, so if asked, you can give a tidbit about it which will instantly make you seem more friendly, human and likable.
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