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6 Awesome Job Interview Tips

Updated on November 7, 2014

Getting a job in today's economy is difficult, but not impossible if you stand out against other applicants. Here are 6 job interview tips to help you score not just a job, but a good career that will last years to come.

1. Dress professionally.

Always dress in a clean, well fitted suit for your interview. True, this may be a little overkill if you are applying for a job at McDonald's, but it will help you standout from a crowd. I honestly don't think any job interviewer would hold it agĂ inst you if you overdress for a job interview. Most likely they will be impressed. Just don't show up for an interview in a tux or ball ground.

2. Wear power colors.

Wearing a power color like red, as in a red dress suit for women, or a red tie for men have been show to increase the chances the interviewee will get the job.

3. Men, be well-groomed.

Now that you are wearing the right outfit for the job, now you need to make sure your grooming standard isn't lacking. For men, always make sure your hair is in a neat order, and should be comes and not have any knots or tangles. Make sure you are freshly shaven or your bear is trimmed. You should also check your nose hairs to make sure they are not visible.

4. Womem, that goes for you too.

For women, make sure your make-up is not too heavy where they think your are applying really for the oldest profession. That goes for the same for outfits wjere the neckline is plunging, the hem too high, or your outfit too tight. Don't wear too much jewelry where they think your flaunting. Make sure your hair is clean and orderly, and try not to style it too eccentrically. Don't wear hooker heels to an interviee. Make sure there are no tears in your stalking if you are wearing any. Don't go too heavy on the perfume of after bath spray since many people have allergies. You don't want your out fit to be too distracting.

5. Show up prepared.

Even if the interviewer days that you do not need to bring a resume, bring one regardless. This will show your hopeful boss that you are always prepared and an asset that the company will want to hire. Also bring a pen to the job interview. It does make the candidate look bad if thru didn't have the forethought to bring their own pen. Also, bring your drivers license and social security card to the interview.

6. Show up on time.

I am guilty of this myself. Make sure you know exactly where your interview is, that means you know which building and which office. It doesn't hurt to scout it our the night before your interview. Make sure you have map quested your directions or that you have your GPS. Always plan to show up 15 minutes to give you some leeway. Also, make sure you know where to park.

Good luck!


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    • skperdon profile image

      skperdon 2 years ago from Canada

      Hmmmm! Very useful. Thank you for sharing.

    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Interesting bit about the red tie, Alli. I might try it out the next chance I get.

    • Dana Tate profile image

      Dana Tate 3 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Great tips you have here all very important. You are right the economy is tough nowadays and any little help will do. Thanks for sharing.

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      Cheeky Kid 3 years ago from Milky Way

      I think No.5 Preparation is the most important.