Happy New Month Peeps!
I hope this month brings you joy, happiness, fulfillment, stability and that you finally finalize all your 2018 goals. If you are like me and already setting 2019 goals, I got you. For many of us, financial stability is one of the goals we plan to achieve for 2019.
It might mean having a 9 to 5, taking your side hustles seriously, taking yourself seriously and looking the part.
If you choose a 9 to 5, then you’ll definitely have to navigate interviews, unless you have already established yourself in your craft and it already speaks for it, in which case, you can try consulting.
Deciding What to Wear
This depends on the type of job you are applying for or your field. For example if applying for a teaching position, too much make up or bright coloured nail polish might be considered too distracting. While applying for a nursing position might mean shorter nails with no nail position.
Of course you can go ahead and change this when you get the job, but first impressions matter especially when you are not familiar with the company’s culture.
Clothes: Greys, Blacks, Whites and Navy blues work pretty well and are easy to put together. There is also a big chance of you having a black attire in your closet than any other colour. These are easy to pull off for a professional job. Wear a dress or a button down blouse with pants and a jacket and you are good to go.
Hair: Depending on the job you applied for, this varies. For example, I wear locs and have worked in the creative economy since leaving University but if I were to apply a job in the banking sector for example, they might need me to change my hairstyle.
I would never cut my locs but they are a determinant in my job choices. For our non-loc’d sisters, there are a lot of styles out there for you; braids, weaves, wigs, au naturale, wigs or short hair
Shoes: I find that a pair of loafers are pretty easy to style and they are also pretty basic.
Clothes: A button down shirt and a pair of pants paired with brogues, oxfords or loafers the simple man. Again, avoid shorts unless you are going to a casual interview and you can pull shorts off. To be on the safe side, if you are not sure about it, don’t wear it.
For the Professional Look
For the Casual Look
Bottom line is looking good. When you look good, you feel good. That is what you should aim for in an interview.
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