Advice on How to Rock the Interview from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2014
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In the April issue of Glamour, Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive spells out six things she looks for in a job candidate. As a woman who has interviewed hundreds of people over the years, she has some sharp insights to share, one of which always bears repeating.
You look pulled together.
I recently interviewed a candidate during one of New York City’s epic 2014 snowstorms. It was a hellish, mascara-smearing kind of day, so I would have forgiven my job applicant five minutes’ lateness and a wet head of hair. And yet there she was, 15 minutes early, perfectly dry, and in heels. I don’t know at what ungodly hour she’d had to leave home, or what bathroom she’d cleaned up in, but her message was clear: She was a pro, and she wanted the job. Which she got. And about clothes: They matter. No borderline-casual outfits, no tube tops (seen it, I swear), no tiny minis! Do you really want your interviewer’s takeaway to be “She had excellent waxing skills”?