My Outfit Scrapbook & Random Rants

Corporate Outfit Post + Clearasil Giveaway 2

This is a sponsored post and giveaway for Nuffnang featuring Clearasil PerfectaWash. I recently held a giveaway for an awesome set of Clearasil PerfectaWash automated face wash dispenser and cleanser, and the reader that won is Ivy. I’ve also got one more set to give away to another reader so continue reading to enter the next giveaway! 

I’ve recently landed a job and thought this would be an appropriate post to share some interview tips which has helped me, and along with that, share some of my work outfits. I’ve been asked quite often what kind of outfits I wear to work, and I understand it can sometimes be difficult to put together an outfit that looks both professional and stylish at the same time. Read on below for some work outfit shots, job interview tips, and details on the giveaway!

(wearing: Topshop Dress, Nine West Heels, Romwe Bag, Don’t Ask Amanda Coat)

I think I’ve mentioned it many times before that one of my phobias is acne and it’s something that can really affect my confidence stepping out of the house. Thankfully my skin was all cleared up on the day I had my interview, due to proper daily skin care (Read my previous post here for some of those tips!). I don’t know if it applies for most girls, but having that confidence with my skin and outfit just makes me feel more positive stepping into an interview. So here’s my top 5 tips on job interviews that have stuck with me throughout the years:-

1) Confidence - Always remember to smile (while not overdoing it), shake someone’s hand firmly (no death grips) and don’t be intimidated by tough questions. Being confident and positive will just make things feel more easy not just for you, but for the person interviewing you. You want them to come out of there feeling positive about their time spent with you, and give them faith that your the right person for the job.

2) First Impressions - You only have one chance at a first impression, and alot of people blow it by not dressing up appropriately. Remember it’s always better to overdress than to underdress, and your stance and body language is as important as the interview answers themselves. Always be prepared with a pen, paper and offer your documents at the end of it to finish with a lasting impression of your professionalism. 

3) Research - Make sure your up to scratch on the responsibilities on the role and show that you fully understand what you’ve applied for. Other than preparing for the technicalities of the role, find out about the company’s culture, community involvement and interests and use that to your advantage if you share the same interests. 

4) Ask the right questions - I think I stopped being afraid of interviews about the time I realised that I’m interviewing the company as much as they’re interviewing me, if that makes sense to you. I tend to ask lots of questions until I’m satisfied with knowing that this is a role that I will fit in. You spend more time at work than you do at home, so you should be looking for a place that you would enjoy, and among people you click with, and asking these type of questions show you have strong interest in their workplace.

5) Be Yourself! - I can remember how panicky I was during my first couple of job interviews and how I would be saying or doing everything that I thought would land me the job. You definitely need to just relax and be yourself, and that sense of calm will make the interview session a much more honest and personal one.

Hope this helps someone out there, and jump onto the comments if you have anything to add :)This is the kind of outfit I’ve been wearing to work lately. I’m wearing a pair of Zara heels, paired with a dress and blazer from Korea. If you have colored or blonde tips like mine, it would be a good idea to tie your hair into a bun for an interview or at work :)
Oh, and of course, we still have another Clearasil PerfectaWash to giveaway! Same rules as before, this giveaway is open only to Australian residents, and it ends on the 20th November 2012. Full T&Cs can be found here. To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment below strictly in this format:-

1 - Your Name, email address, and Australian state
2 - Have you tried the new PerfectaWash yet? What are your thoughts on it?

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