Ace Your Job Interview - Grooming 101

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Your resume got the door opened. Now, your grooming needs to keep it open while you sell you. Communication experts say it takes less than 15 seconds for someone to sum you up based on your appearance. Make the most of the time by looking your best. My nine tips for personal grooming will make the interview stop, listen and take you seriously.

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Ace Your Job Interview - Grooming 101

  1. 1. Ace Your Job Interview Grooming 101 By Jaynine Howard, USMC (Ret), PhD(ABD) 910-539-2810 www.writetherightresume.com
  2. 2. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The need for this topic!• I would like to think this topic didn’t need discussed.• However, after speaking with hiring managers I know I need to address it. Your personal appearance during the job interview matters. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  3. 3. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream Present You In a positive manner!• My tips below will help you present yourself in a positive manner.• Your resume got the door opened. Now, your grooming needs to keep it open while you sell you. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  4. 4. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream Let’s Take It From The Top! Let’s start at the top and work downward.1. Hair style – Keep it conservative. This goes for both men and women unless you truly know your industry standard. In a military community they are going to be looking for a somewhat short neatly cut tight to the head haircut for men. If you have curly hair keep those curls tamed. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  5. 5. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream Your Hair Styles• Many of the people who will be interviewing you are related somehow to the military and resonate with short hair for men and conservative for women.• No date night hair styles ladies. Men, do not show up looking like you just rolled out of bed and didn’t own a comb. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  6. 6. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The eyebrows2. Eye brows – get them groomed. Men you need to get rid of the uni-brow.Women make an effort to get yours groomed too. Yes, the hiring manager is noticing your eye brows. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  7. 7. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Mustache3. Mustache – ensure it is trimmed correctly. This means that you may need to go to the barber shop and get it trimmed. If you are doing it yourself and you mess it up then you need to be prepared to shave it off. Ladies, get rid of your mustache too. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  8. 8. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Beard4. Beard – wear it neatly trimmed or shave completely. Most interviewers have said they do not like to see a beard. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  9. 9. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Teeth5. Teeth – brush your teeth and invest in whitening strips or a professional whitening kit. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  10. 10. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Clothing6. Clothing – ensure it fits correctly. Practice sitting in your interview suit. Do your buttons gape open? Are the pants too short? Are your socks tall enough? Have someone critique you while standing and sitting. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  11. 11. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Clothing Also, take time to iron your clothing. Do not wear fabric that will wrinkle while you drive or that will get wrinkled from the seat belt. Ensure you have a lint roller in your car so you can use it upon exiting your vehicle. Pet hair is not an accessory. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  12. 12. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Shoes7. Shoes – ensure your shoes are clean, buffed or polished and that the heels are not excessively worn. If your shoes have laces then lace them. Make sure the shoes are appropriate. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  13. 13. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Shoes• Do not wear sneakers with a suit. Open toed shoes and sandals are typically a no no for the interview even in the summer months.• Don’t be too casual. This is an interview. A professional appearance speaks volumes. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  14. 14. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream The Fingernails8. Fingernails – men keep your nails short and clean. Ladies keep the length of your nails and polish conservative for the job interview. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  15. 15. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream Piercings and Tattoos9. Piercings and tattoos – ladies one pair of conservative earrings. Men leave the metal home. Cover your tattoos. You will want to research the dress code policy for the company to ensure what tattoos or piercings are allowed once hired. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  16. 16. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream Your appearance Communication experts say it takes less than 15 seconds for someone to sum you up based on your appearance. Make the most of the time by looking your best. My nine tips for personal grooming will make the interviewer stop, listen and take you seriously. Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  17. 17. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream About Me • I’m your host Coach Jaynine • I am a Retired United States Marine • www.writetherightresume.com • 910-539-2810 • Jaynine@coachjaynine.com • Facebook Fan Page – Coach for the Military • Twitter – uneedaresume • Pinterest – CoachJaynine • LinkedIn – Jaynine Ray-Howard Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved
  18. 18. Coaching The Military – From Military to Mainstream Thank You Copyright © 2013 Coach for the Military. All rights reserved

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