Hello! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Over the last year I have had a handful of job interviews and meet and greats with school districts. After you have prepared yourself for how you are going to answer common questions and you have researched the company a bit, the next part is preparing your look. I finally accepted my dream job as a Kindergarten teacher over the summer.
1. Allow extra time to get ready. Rushing to get ready in time is stressful and you don’t want to go into an interview flustered. Not only what you say is important, but how you look is important too. You only get one first impression.
2. Keep your makeup on the natural side. You don’t want your makeup to be a distraction. For my fav makeup, I used a medium coverage foundation with a Beautyblender and used a concealer to cover any blemishes and under my eyes. I used a light hand to apply a mauve toned blush and a light bronzer. I made sure everything blended nicely into skin.
3. For eye makeup, stay away from a dark smokey eyes and limit the amount of glittery/shimmery eyeshadows. I used neutral colors from my Tarte Maneater Palette to add a little bit of color to my lid and to contour to my crease. I applied black eyeshadow to my upper lash line and I blended a light brown eyeshadow on my lower lash line. I used an eyeshadow to highlight the inner corner of my eye as well. Apply a layer or 2 of non-clumping mascara.
4. Be yourself. If you normally wear a red lipstick, go for it. I would stay away from anything too bright because it shouldn’t be a distraction. Make sure to exfoliate your lips the night before to prevent dry or flaky lips. I wore a nude- Mac’s Velvet Teddy.
5. For nail polish I used a light grey. I would avoid dark color polishes only because it is more noticeable if there is a chip. I painted them the night before and used a good top coat to avoid any chipping.
6. For my hair I curled it by wrapping it around a 1′ curling iron. I have been wearing my hair mostly natural, but curling my hair looks more polished and interview appropriate. Again, wear your hair in a style you will feel confident in.
Overall, the goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident with your look. Confidence will show when you are in your interview.
Good luck, Thanks for reading!