Before getting your dream job and working your way through being your own #GirlBoss, being scheduled for an interview and actually impressing your future boss is your first challenge in climbing the success ladder. Sure, there's your CV that stood out from the rest of the applicants, but while your credentials are impressive, it all boils down to how you nail that first meeting with your future bosses and peers that will seal the deal.
So how do you clinch that dream job as soon as you step into the interview room? Keep on reading to find out.
Know what you're getting into
No matter how knowledgeable you think you are about the industry you are planning to get into, research is still important. Find out the notable details of the company you are going to be interviewed for, but never spill more info than you can handle. It's always good to keep yourself well-equipped with the company's basics before diving right into a room full of people who know it like the back of their hand.
The harsh reality is that the world is a judgemental place. And if you're expecting a The Devil Wears Prada moment where someone takes a chance in you despite arriving at an interview not looking your best, then be up for a lot of disappointment.
Remember that dressing smart is not about changing who you are and warping your personality; it's knowing how to be the best version of who you are given a certain situation. Going for a badass vibe? Go for studded shoes or a handbag. Stereotypical monochrome office ootd not your jam? A colourful, but not off-setting blazer is a must in your wardrobe. The best approach is to wear the outfit and not let the outfit wear you. Just make sure you don't wear pieces that will make you look unprofessional.