Presentation on theme: "To understand the term ‘first impressions’ and how important these are to an employer. To identify what is appropriate for interview (clothing and behaviour)."— Presentation transcript:
To understand the term ‘first impressions’ and how important these are to an employer. To identify what is appropriate for interview (clothing and behaviour). What are first impressions? What might you judge somebody on when you first meet them? Brainstorm the question in pairs or small groups. We will then feedback our ideas as a class.
Appearance Speech Listening skills Attitude The way that you stand The way they show enthusiasm
The importance of appearance. 55% of another person's perception of you is based on how you look.
“Does it really make a difference how you dress for an interview?”dress for an interview One employer’s response to this question: “In many cases, it does. I'll never forget the gentleman I interviewed for an accounting position. He had been out of work for a few months and wanted to show me why. He took off his jacket, unbuttoned his shirt and started to pull down his trousers (this is a true story) to show me the scar from a boat propeller that had injured him. He didn't get the job. Neither did the young lady in a bright red skirt so short and tight that she could hardly sit down!”
Pairs, 5 minutes Tip: It’s not just about clothes!
Independent Task: 10 minutes Draw yourself. Make sure you have thought carefully about the clothes you would wear and why. Even consider the colour! Think about your facial expression and how you are standing. Label this on too. Remember, they will tell the employer something about your personality and attitude towards work! Then we will feedback ideas and choose the best male and female example as a whole class.
Interview Dress Tips Before you even think about going on an interview, make sure you have appropriate interview clothes and everything fits correctly. Get your clothes ready the night before, so you don't have to spend time getting them ready on the day of the interview. If your clothes are dry clean only, take them to the cleaners after an interview, so they are ready for next time. Polish your shoes. Bring a mint and use it before you enter the building. What Not to Bring to the Interview Chewing gum Mobile Ipod drinks If you have lots of piercings, leave some of your rings at home ( one set of earrings only, is a good rule)
Male's Interview Dress Solid colour suit / smart trousers Long sleeve shirt - plain Plain tie (NO novelty ties!) Dark socks, professional shoes Very limited jewelry Neat, professional hairstyle Go easy on the aftershave (The lynx effect really does NOT work) Neatly trimmed nails Female's Interview Dress Solid colour suit / skirt Coordinated blouse Moderate shoes (NOT boots Limited jewelry (not a ring on each finger and more than one bracelet) Neat, professional hairstyle Sparse make-up & perfume Manicured nails Smart bag