Tony Walker Exclusive: Preparing For an Interview

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is never more important to realize than when going for a job interview. There are many things to consider leading up to and during your interviews. This article will provide tips on the fashion and appearance aspect of interviewing, but will also provide a little inside perspective from one who is on the other side.

* Go Through Your Social Media Accounts.

When you submit an application to an employer and you are called for an interview, they are likely going to check your Facebook account. If you make your information readily available on social media, employers are going to look into it. That being said, best to
delete pictures with red plastic cups along with any other comments or photos you wouldn’t want an employer seeing. Think of it as a second resume. It’s all there: place of employment, friends and references, where you’ve been and who you associate with.

* Make Sure You’re Cleaned Up.

You don’t have to be a wealthy person to have a basic grasp on style or look your best when going for an interview. In the pastgeneration or two, we have lost a sense for hygiene. If you are going in for an interview with a person over 50 years old, you best believe they notice things that people our age don’t think to be a big deal. Therefore, when you go in for an interview, make sure you are clean shaven. Interviewers aren’t looking for the three day beard. Also, make sure your nails are cut, or painted for the girls, and comb or style your hair. The girls at Tony walker & Co. Body and Beauty are more than willing to help you look your best for your interviews, whether it be for makeup consultations and cosmetics for girls, or shaving and cleansing products for the guys.

* Dress to Impress

The way you show up to an interview can’t land you a job, but it can lose you an opportunity for one. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to look sharp, but you do need to know what to wear, how to wear it and how to look your best. Here are some easy ways to dress your best for an interview;

1. Polish your shoes. Guys and girls alike. This is an easy detail that shows you care and are put together. Also, make sure your belt matches your shoes and NO WHITE SOCKS!
2. Press your shirt. It makes a world of difference. If you don’t know how, take it to a dry cleaner and for a few bucks they’ll do it for you.
3. Visit a seamstress or tailor. Even the most inexpensive clothes can be brought to life if altered properly by the right seamstress. Tony Walker & Co. has 6 in-house seamstresses that can help you look your best for the big day, whether its shortening or tapering your
pants, or taking in your shirts.
4. If you are wearing a tie, learn to tie it. Nothing ruins a good outfit like a botched tie knot. If you don’t know how to tie one, ask a friend. If you don’t have a friend that can do it, stop into Tony Walker Men’s Shop, ask for Ryan, and I’ll do it for you…you wouldn’t
be the first.
5. Tone it Down. Lean toward basic colors and traditional styles, go easy on the makeup and cologne/perfume, and overdress before you underdress. Let the substance come from your words and credentials. You want an interviewer to remember you, not your outfit.
6. Do your research. You want to know about the person interviewing you if you can. It may change the way you dress or even how you present yourself. Be a chameleon. There is a world of difference between sitting in an interview with Warren Buffett and Mark Cuban.

That covers about everything I can think of up to the point where you walk in the door. The rest is up to you.

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