Some experts claim that we only need 1/10 of a second to make an impression on someone. In order to make a good impression on a future employer, this is a ridiculously small amount of time. However, you can prepare for an interview in advance, so that you look great on this important day and know how to present yourself in the best possible light.
Mistake № 1: Using perfumes with strong smells (even if you like them)
Scientists claim that 30% of people hate strong smells, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the smell of expensive French perfume, cheap cigarettes, or sweat. Very sensitive people might even have headaches, feel nauseated, and they may have a burning sensation in their eyes. What if your future employer is one of those people? Why take the risk?
In order to not scare other people away with your smell, you should do several simple things:
- Don’t use perfume and lotion with a strong smell at the same time. The dissonance of smells can make people nauseous.
- If you spritzed some perfume on yourself and there is a wet spot on your skin, it means that you put too much on and the people around you will suffer.
- Before a job interview, don’t eat any foods with strong flavors, like tuna, boiled eggs, or onions.