This is especially for guys, but you gals can listen up to. It is short and sweet:
WEAR A DAMN SUIT TO AN INTERVIEW….
SHAVE (in spite of what you think and what the trend is, that fuzz on your face looks stupid)…
POLISH YOUR SHOES. Ladies, follow the same appropriate advice.
Dress like you are going to the bank to borrow $1 million.
Three times this week I had three candidates, what were really good for the respective jobs I was referring them to, get eliminated because of the way they dressed and the first impression that they didn’t make. One guy wore a plaid sport coat over a blue shirt with dark gray pants and a T-shirt under the blue dress shirt. Along with the fuzz all over his face, it totally turned the hiring authority off before they got started.
I don’t care what the trend is, I don’t care what your spouse thinks looks cute…like your bow tie or your wraparound dress exposing your cleavage… a hiring authority isn’t going to like it.
It’s amazing that I even have to write about this. But three good candidates lost before they even got in the game.