Now that Christmas is well and truly over and the New year is here, it is the perfect time for a UK job search. Whether you are looking for a new job or change of career then a good online job board like City Calling should obviously be your first priority to secure a job interview, then look for a smart outfit that you will feel confident wearing. At the moment there are fashion sales on everywhere; really good sales that will guarantee you a bargain. My favourite plus size sales at the moment are in Evans, New Look, Yours Clothing and Matalan. They are packed to the rafters with reduced items, many less than half price.
Smart and professional are the key words to keep in mind as you browse the store. A blazer is a good idea and it is a classic piece that you can keep in the wardrobe for years to come. You can dress it up or dress it down by wearing it with jeans and pumps. I picked a monochrome textured blazer (above) from Matalan for £20 as a centre piece then added basic items like a black skater dress from Yours Clothing, black tights and some comfortable heeled boots from Evans.
Try not to wear anything too bold, heavy make up, chunky jewellery and do not over do the perfume. Keep things simple. Remain professional, too much emphasise on fashion (unless it is a fashion related position) will be too distracting and will deflect from showcasing your suitability for the role.
Personal hygiene is also important, unwashed hair and chipped nails will not do. Prepare the night before by having a pamper session to ensure you will look your best. Paint your nails with a clear nail varnish or keep the colour very neutral like a nude or light grey. The more time you spend on your appearance, the more confident you will feel during the interview.