26. Job hunt prepping

Hi all! My post came up one day later as planned, but I’m currently on vacay in the Belgian Ardennes and here everything is à l’aise. French countryside influences and all.

If you read my last post you might have read that I’m on the lookout for a new job. I’m determined to find my perfect fit and truly hope some exciting opportunities will come up soon. In case you know of any, do let me know. You will be rewarded with eternal thanks and chocolate chip cookies in return ;).

One of the things most people probably stress about when going on a job interview is what to wear. So today I’m sharing with you some of my views on job hunt prepping!

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First of all, I think it’s important to wear something you feel comfortable in. Whether you are a man or woman. Don’t show up wearing a suit and tie or a tight and boring – but so called business appropriate – dress when you already know you’ll never be wearing it again. Feeling uncomfortable in what you wear shows, maybe even more than you know.

In branches where it’s obligatory to wear a suit, go for one that fits! Woman have more options when it comes to modern business attire. Just look it up on pinterest, and you’ll find some great outfit inspo!

Second, don’t go overboard with the accessories. If you want to wear a bracelet, you can of course. But don’t go wearing three that make a sound every time you move your arm. It will distract people from what you are really there for: getting that job!

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Third, let your personality shine through! Don’t be a wallflower or a grey mouse but make sure you stand out. It’s important to keep in mind what sector you are applying at, bright colors might not work well at a mortician’s office but in most branches you should be able to incorporate some color or other personality traits in your outfit. I believe this applies as well for jobs where you will be wearing a uniform later like nurses and such. Show them who you are, you won’t get a second chance at a first impression – cliché, I know.

Maybe you can even take a look at the company colors and see if there is a way to add a hint of them in your outfit. There must be some sort of psychological research that was conducted and states it induces a form of recognition in you as the ideal candidate? It might be worth a shot, nay?

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Make-up wise I would always recommend to not overdo it. Don’t go trying any bold new things right before the big day, although I do think that if you are an avid user of bright red lipstick for instance, you should definitely stick to that!

Some people don’t wear any make-up and look bombshell like all the time – Fair enough, you win. Other people just don’t really know how to use it and therefor almost run away screaming when hearing the word. If you don’t have the best skin or look rather pale all the time, you could always go for a bb creme and transparant lipgloss, just to achieve that healthy glow. It’s not too expensive and there’s always someone around to help you pick the right tone for your skin.

Last but not least, obviously your outfit won’t be doing the talking for you. So always make sure you are well prepared! I bet nothing feels worse than missing out on a great opportunity because you didn’t bother checking their website or social media pages.

That being said, I hope you land your dream job in case you are on the hunt, just like me!

The look I’m showing you today can be shopped at the following places and would def. be something I’d wear on the occasion of a job interview. Depending on how I feel on that day however, I could go for something else entirely as well. Confessions of a shopaholic I guess 🙈.

Pants – Zara
Vest – Zara
Shirt – Gallerys
Shoes – Snoeys
Lemon bag – Even & Odd @ Zalando

But for now, I’m off to explore the Ardennes! Into the woods it is!

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