How to dress for a new job

InterviewFirst impressions count, and we all deny it but when meeting someone new our thoughts and opinions form from the way they look or dress. A moment a stranger meets you, thousands of computations are running through his or her mind.

Body language and professional success writer Carol Kinsey Goman says these computations are made at lightning speed — making major decisions about one another in the first seven seconds of meeting.

When starting a new job, this is what we’re faced with, but don’t fret. Below are some useful tips to help you look and feel the part, giving you a boost of confidence so you can strut into that office and nail that lasting first impression.

Trim and slim

You may not realise it, but the way we feel about how we look affects our confidence levels and how we interact with others. We’ve all experienced ‘those days’ were we feel frumpy and fat in every item of clothing we own, and we wish we could just stay hidden under our duvet.

A great solution that will get rid of those negative thoughts and have you overflowing will confidence is Spanx. At Slimming Solutions, you’ll find your ideal pair of Spanx that will trim and slim you down. Not only will they give you a boost of confidence but you’ll love what you see in the mirror.

Comfort builds confidence

Squeezing into a pair of tight trousers, or sporting a dress that’s a little too big for you can affect how comfortable you are. If you don’t feel comfortable in your office wear all day, you’ll be dreading your wardrobe decision and counting down the hours until home time, which could impact on your work production — not good when you’ve started a new job.

To avoid this occurring, always try before you buy when shopping; shopping for clothes that fit you perfectly and that you’re comfortable in will make you feel amazing. This tailored suit from Next is the ideal outfit that will have you looking the part as well as feeling comfortable.

Climbing up the ladder, lipstick in hand

Nancy Etcoff, lead author and clinical professor of psychology at Harvard University, says: “Faces with natural makeup were seen favorably but faces with more dramatic makeup were seen as less trustworthy. Makeup is a powerful but understudied tool.” So, let’s use it!

When we’ve applied our makeup we get a sense of empowerment; we can go anywhere and do anything because our foundation has been applied evenly and we’ve successfully managed to achieve equal flicks with our eyeliner — success!

However, we know it’s very easy to accidentally apply a little too much bronzer or blusher resulting in a dramatic or overdressed look. To avoid this, Real Simple has put together an interesting step-by-step guide, which can help you to perfect that natural beauty look.

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