8 Quirky Ideas to Help You ACE an Interview
We all have our ups and downs going through that interview process but ever thought of what you can to to help you ace an interview? Well, after looking through a lot of research and studies, we have found these 8 witty, quirky yet professional ideas to help you ace that interview!
1. Glasses ON
Tale as old as time – psychologists and experiments have proven that the glasses stereotype is here to stay. A study has shown that 1 out of 3 adults think spectacles makes one look more professional whilst 43% believe it makes the person appear more intelligent.
“It is possible that some people have more self-confidence and change their behaviour when they put on glasses, which could in itself improve their chances at interview.” – Psychology Professor Cary Cooper (Lancaster University)
According to Psychology News and Review, we also view people who wear glasses as more competent, more industrious and most importantly – more HONEST! Spectacle wearers ain’t got not time to tell fibs they say – so why not put on a pair of glasses and give yourself a better chance to get that dream job!
2. Hair up like a BUN!
Research has grown to show that tying your hair up in general does give a better impression to your potential “boss-to-be”. Neat and comfortable are the keys to unlocking that grand first impression – I mean who doesn’t want someone who is meticulous on their appearance. We all want someone good looking than someone shabby right?
Experts recommend the following hairstyles to ladies out there: a ponytail, a bun, a top knot or a French twist!
3. Flash that WATCH
Wearing a watch can show you pay attention to detail – from your dressing, appearance to your wear. Just don’t be too flashy – otherwise you might come off as COCKY and ARROGANT! No need for that fancy ROLEX but just keeping it down to a simple CASIO would be fine.
4. Bling Bling Jewellery
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but what’s the too much and what’s appropriate?
Well inside experts say dangly earrings are off the closet – bracelets included (even the foot) but as long as you KEEP IT SIMPLE, you will looking stunning! Smaller hoops or stud earrings will accentuate your professionalism! And of course – diamond rings are simple yet shiny to go that extra mile. Pearls, either a string or a pendant, are excellent choices too.
5. Perfume bomb OFF
So our kindest words of advice for you is to put on that cologne and perfume for a date night instead of your next job interview. Your partner wouldn’t mind your strong fragrance as much as your next boss would! Experts say that odours are linked with emotional memories – good and bad. So don’t leave that stinking impression behind – smelling like a CHEESY skunk!
A debatable choice for an interview but we recommend to tighten up that waist and show them how slim, chic and fit you are! I mean everyone wants to hire someone who has fashion sense and knows how to show off their figure. However, word of WARNING from fashionistas is not to go overboard with a Gucci or Louis Vuitton – no one wants a stuck up show off! Simply style it to match the colour and possibly the quality of leather on your shoes as recommend by expert men.
Source: Business Insider
Sure the Queen of England can rock that hat off any royal occasions and make “grand” statements but remember you are just a mere peasant of mankind. Hats won’t suit you or make you royal – it will only further emphasise your overdone look. So keep it simple and leave that hat for a truly “royal” occasion!
8. A Trailing Long Pseudonym Name
To ace an interview is definitely no easy feat but other than the way you dress, your name can be leave a lasting impression. Although you are not of royalty, you can always leave an impression with an amazingly long name! Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemuhwem Osas is clearly the best name a parent has ever named on the planet.