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How to dress to impress for an interview

Here at Colonial Domestic Agency, our goal is to help you advance your career in the domestic service industry. Now that we are already over a week into 2014, it's time to think about your goals for the next few months. If finding a new job is on your agenda, take a look at these tips on how to dress to impress during your next interview.

  • Dress up: "The rule of thumb is that you dress one or two levels higher than the job that you're going for," Kate Wendleton, president and founder of the Five O'Clock Club, a national career counseling and outplacement firm, tells "If you were going for a job as a mechanic, you wouldn't go in there in dirty overalls, even though that's how you would dress for that kind of work. You would go in with an open-collar shirt, clean pants and maybe a jacket." Even though most domestic service positions—including personal chefs and housekeepers—don't require a suit for the job, you still want to make a great first impression in the interview by dressing professionally and looking polished.
  • Minimize accessories: Aside from wearing professional attire, the accessories you choose to wear on an interview can make or break your first impression. It's always best to wear closed-toed shoes and stay clear of distracting jewelry and perfume. Fiddling with your outfit or accessories can draw attention away from your skills during the interview process. 

To turn your career aspirations into a reality this year, be sure to contact Colonial Domestic Agency. We can help you find the job of your dreams!

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