Even the smallest detail can affect the outcome of an interview. What can we say about the importance of well-groomed hands when creating a first impression. The right manicure can be a faithful assistant in the pursuit of a dream job.
When it comes to interviews, your appearance sometimes speaks louder than your words. And the color of your nail polish (like any other accessory) is an important part of your overall presentation. Based on a study by an English recruiting site, 73% of 273 managers say that the first impression of your appearance can significantly affect your chances of getting a job. Many girls make the mistake of focusing only on clothes or hairstyle, but completely forgetting to pay attention to the preparation of their nails. Today I will try to help you in choosing an actual manicure for a job interview.
Start with hand care
Your potential employers are likely to judge you by your appearance almost as much as by your resume. And maybe even more! To give them every reason to think you're calm, cool, and collected, your hands shouldn't show any signs of chipped nail polish, nervously bitten nails, or bitten fingers. Before the day of the interview, make sure your hands are well hydrated, your cuticles are neatly trimmed, and your nails are clean and of an acceptable shape.
Ideal nail length for a job interview
When it comes to work, I always say it's better to be overworked than undisciplined, but when it comes to "office" beauty, the less, the more. My opinion - nails should be short and neat. I advise you to opt for the shape of a soft square, and give up long nails. Agree that long, claw-like stiletto nails are not very associated with a person who needs to type a lot of text on a computer.
Interview polish color
The complexity of this issue lies in the fact that there is no universal advice in choosing the perfect color. You see, I even spoke in verse! Everything for you, my dear! :) When choosing the perfect coating color, the most correct decision will be, first of all, to take into account the industry, the company, and most importantly, the internal atmosphere of the office. In a conservative office environment. For offices with business formal dress codes (investment banks, law firms, etc.), a neutral beige finish or a soft pink shade is best.
For the office with a free dress code. Even though you don't have to show up for an interview in a formal suit, and you can afford a little more in terms of accessories (including nail color), don't go to extremes. Still, the best idea would be to stick to neutral, not too dark or too bright shades.
In a creative environment. In these industries, the guidelines are certainly much more liberal. Therefore, you can safely afford to come to the interview with the current trendy manicure. However, you must remember that the nail design should not be too provocative so as not to distract the interviewer from talking with you.
If you are an applicant for a position where you need to work a lot with your hands. There are a certain number of professions (cooks, doctors, etc.) where it is better to refuse to cover nails altogether. Most often, this is initially required by sanitary standards. Nurses in particular cannot wear nail polish because chipped nail polish can compromise patient safety. They also cannot wear false nails due to the possibility of infecting patients or contaminating the sterile environment. When you're interviewing for a job in this field, make sure your nails are hygienic. This is how you demonstrate your knowledge of safety rules. Clean, neat nails are all you need.
Some companies initially have certain requirements for the appearance of their employees, including manicure. Therefore, having previously familiarized yourself with them, you will clearly know what type of manicure is acceptable for this interview.
As a result of a survey of 1,000 girls, candidates for various positions, the most predictable nail coating colors for interviews were rich red, beige and transparent. But the French manicure, oddly enough, turned out to be an outsider, he was preferred by only 2% of the girls.
What coverage should not be chosen for an interview
Certain nail polish colors are indeed best avoided. Your interviewer may not even notice, but I advise you to stay away from sequins, neon, stripes, overly colorful nail art, and anything else that seems more appropriate for celebrating the New Year. :)
You want to focus on what you say, not what's on your nails!