|Top: Bellatrix, skirt: Hobbs, necklace: Ralph Lauren, shoes: Karen Millen|
There is plenty of room for manoeuvre depending on the type of job but the clothes should be clean and well pressed and the shoes polished. My selection is aimed at those who are on a budget so everything is up to £150, for instance the Ralph Lauren glass pearls are £36.
|Top: Modcloth, jeans: RA-RE, bag: Moschino, shoes: Steve Madden|
Classic elegance is a safe ground, you can never go wrong with a simple white shirt but for fashionable jobs add something trendy or an eye-catching accessory. The most important is to feel confident and look the part but this is just the first step. It can never be stressed enough how much a good preparation will help.
|Dress: Adrianna Papell, earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, shoes: BCBGMAXAZRIA|
Research about the company shows a genuine interest and we should train beforehand to put ourselves in their shoes. If we were in their position what would we ask and what would we look for? It's all about communication so we should focus not on how good we are but on how we can be of any benefit to them, with clear examples from past experiences.
|Top: Oasis, earrings: Vivienne Westwood, skirt: Top Shop, |
belt: Marni, watch: DKNY, shoes: Isola
It works like a spider's net, each answer should reflect the connection points between our competencies and their specific needs. As in any communication process, it's important to be able to listen carefully and answer thoughtfully. Even though it may feel like a performance, where we are aware of all our moves, it's crucial to be truthful and genuine. Last but not least, be punctual! (Would you hire unreliable people?)
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