Shameless Self Promotion

 

“Don’t brag!!”

“Stop talking about yourself.”

“Don’t praise yourself.”

“Don’t blow your own trumpet.”

We have grown up listening to all this stuff, haven’t we? People have been keen on teaching us lessons on humility. Actions speak louder than words, true, but if we don’t tell people what we can do we might not get the chance to perform the action. You have to selflessly promote yourself to come to notice of people. In this crowd of millions you have to screech and tell why you are the best.

These days everybody is busy in shameless self promotion through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and what not. Everybody is busy whistling about the self everywhere. Everywhere you hear ‘I’, ‘I’, ‘I’ and ‘I’ or ‘my’, ‘mine’, ‘my new car’, ‘my new bride’, ‘my vacation’, ‘my new house’, ‘my new job’,  ‘my new college’ and of course ‘my new pic’.

Everybody likes to have attention, which is why pictures are changed on Facebook several times just to seek attention and promote oneself. People yearn for more and more likes, shares and comments. These things are very flattering and boost ones ego.

Who doesn’t promote oneself?

Modiji does it so does Obama, Trump etc. These people use various media to promote themselves ranging from FM, video-conferencing, Social media, print media etc.

Irrespective of age, gender, nationality, race etc., people are promoting themselves.

If you want to be a leader of your field, if you want to be great then be ashameless self promoter‘.

Never doubt yourself, rather promote yourself. Feel good about yourself and tell good about yourself. This would energize you. Shameless self promotion works everywhere, be it the promotion you want. Ask your boss to give you promotion by making him realize how important you are for the organization. Ask that pretty girl out with full confidence, be a self promoter. Want a job?  Promote yourself in front of the interviewer. Focus on success rather than failure. No one would come to you to give you a job or raise you yourself have to go and ask for it.

I keep on doing shameless self promotion. People call it arrogance, but I don’t bother. I am running India’s oldest public speaking course with over 10 successfully running centers across Delhi NCR.

Wait I just shamelessly promoted myself. Is it difficult? No it is not. You have been doing it since infancy. As an infant you knew how to grab attention of your mother by starting to cry loudly. Life is short, don’t wait for things to come to you, go and ask for it. Tell why you deserve it. Choose the best place where you can shine. 

To be a good self promoter you need to be a good communicator as well. A good communicator can sell oneself better. Communication is art of conveying your message in the most appropriate and effective form.

Thus, improving on your communication and speaking skills you can become a better and more confident ‘shameless self promoter ‘. You can always join my classes and get tutorship of the best in the business to improve your communication.

Oh!!I just shamelessly promoted myself again!!

See how easy it is!!

So pick up yourself and tell the world who you are.

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More Tips for an Effective Presentation

In the previous post we read about how we can prepare ourselves physically and mentally for a presentation. Below are some more tips that will help you in your presentation and will improve your public speaking skills.

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Preparing Materials to support your presentation

The key to prepare your presentation is to remember that less is more. A few guidelines to a good presentation:

  • Keep text to a minimum. Do not put more than 5 bullet points per slide. People tend to lose interest in what you are speaking while reading this stuff.
  • Check for contrast and font size. Make sure that it is readable.
  • Use pictures where possible to get your idea across. They can be remembered more easily.
  • Keep the notes short and simple. Their purpose is only to serve as a reminder.
  • Check the resolution of your presentation. To be safe, go for 800×600.
  • Complicated charts and graphs should be avoided. Audience may get confused.

While giving the Presentation

A few things to be remembered when giving the presentation:

  • Be optimistic.
  • Telling stories will make your idea clearer than charts, graphs and numbers. They also help in engaging your audience.
  • Don’t read your slides or notes. They should only play the role of supporters to what you are saying.
  • Keep your introduction short yet strong.
  • Keep your speech or the presentation slow and steady.
  • Don’t be anxious over mistakes.  Don’t apologize. Stay confident and just move on.
  • Take pauses at appropriate times. This would also give your audience time to absorb what you presented.
  • Smile, joke and laugh when needed. Don’t try to overdo anything.
  • Make your ending crisp, clean and powerful.
  • Prepare yourself for interruptions and questions.

If you’ve got more tips, feel free to share with us.

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Benefits of Anger Management

Do you ever get angry in petty situations? What situations are these? Are you able to control your anger soon? The answers to all these questions would tell you a lot about the kind of personality you have. Anger management plays a leading role in personality development. Most men and women find it very difficult to deal with anger and end up having situations out of proportions. This becomes a hurdle in their personality development and also causes various health problems. Anger impairs judgment, can make a person violent and the person can even lose his/her relationships. Thus, it is very important to learn how to control anger or, may be, to learn to channelize it in such a way that it may be constructive.
Anger management | Anurag AggarwalLet’s look at some of the benefits of anger management and its affect in personality development.

1) Judgment
Anger makes a person a poor judge. Uncontrolled anger gradually leads to poor decision making capability. Once you are able to manage your anger, you will be able to exercise better judgment. Anger management exercises are often meant to channelize the anger so that you do not lose control over yourself when you lose temper.
2) Stress
Today, almost everyone’s life is full of stress. Stress management can give you long-term benefits. With better control over yourself, you will see that it’s easier to avoid some situations that may be stressful.

3) Fewer conflicts and disputes
In anger, we often find ourselves indulged in conflicts. Conflicts or disputes occur because of difference in opinion due to different personality. Once you are aware of anger management techniques, such situations would be reduced. One should be able to treat differences in opinion just as opinions instead of taking them as personal attacks.

4) Better communication
Anger is generally caused because of misunderstandings, which are in turn, caused due to communication gap between the people involved. Good communication skills can also be helpful in avoiding anger or angry situations. Controlling and channelizing anger in a constructive way will make communication easier and will create your image as a person who is open-minded and easy to talk to.

5) Closer and Healthier Relationships
Another benefit of anger management is that it helps you to get closer to others and makes you more comfortable in personal relationships. The people we love are often the victims of our anger when we lose control. Channelizing anger will make us more capable of leading a life that is comparatively free of repulsive scenes or outbursts of anger.

6) Awareness about responsibility
Once you are able to control anger, you will know when you are the cause of any trouble and when you are not. When the problem is because of you, you will also be able to know how to handle the situation calmly and still not be blamed.

7) Empathy 
Empathy means to be able to feel the same way the other person is feeling. Anger management trains you how to empathize which is very beneficial. Empathizing leads to better understanding and thus lesser conflicts. Being able to empathize means that you can see situations from others’ point of view also leaving no space for conflicts.

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How to have a Powerful Body Language

Wikipedia says “Body language is a type of non-verbal communication in which physical behavior, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey information. Such behavior includes facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space.”

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Your body language may vary in different situation, with different people, with different audience but some basics remain generally the same.

  1. Eye contact shows confidence- When you make an eye contact with the other person while talking or giving a speech, the other person feels important and it also shows your confidence. At the same time, too much of eye contact is not advisable. So you should know how long to maintain eye contact so that it is comfortable for both the speaker and the listener. And no staring at all.
  2. A firm handshake- A handshake helps in developing a connection between the two persons. Handshakes are of different types and show your personality and thus it becomes really important to take care of your handshake. A perfect handshake that is neither too bendy nor too forceful is considered appropriate.
  3. Smile and the world smiles with you- Smiling makes you feel relaxed and light and also conveys confidence and friendliness.
  4. Give space to the other person- Allow the other person to have his/her personal space. If you stand too close to the other person, he/she may not feel comfortable in talking to you.
  5. Use your hands with confidence- Another thing that adds to a powerful body language is your hand movement. The more freely you would use hand movements, the more confident you would be. It also helps to give stress on your points. However too much of hand movements can also be a means of distraction. Use your hands in a controlled manner. Putting your hands behind your back or in the pocket should be strictly avoided.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING: PREPARATION AND DUTIES FOR THE MASTER OF CEREMONY

30. Duties of Master of Ceremony

The primary responsibility of the Master of Ceremony is to serve as a gracious host. An ideal MC is a person who has poise, presence and who can command the interest of an audience.

The Master of Ceremony is responsible for ensuring that the event runs smoothly and on time.  It is his duty to see to it that all important people are introduced in professional manner. Being a successful Master of Ceremony requires preparation and ability to adjust to the situation to ensure a successful event. Here are some of them:

  1. Review the program in advance and learn how to pronounce names and titles of performances/ performers.
  2. Arrive early to check with the registration desk to see who has checked in.
  3. Make sure the performers are in the building and ready to perform.
  4. Have an agenda or a detailed script, jokes, information appropriate to the contest, about yourself, bridging material, judging information..
  5. The key to the success of any public speaking event: Start on time and end on time.
  6. Be prepared. Be aware that anything can happen and have a plan to address problems that might occur. You need to be resourceful, creative, and able to respond to problems without panic.
  7. Introduce yourself pleasantly and cheerfully.
  8. Welcome the audience present; introduce the program and remind them the reason for the event.
  9. The main duty of the MC is to get the attention of the audience.  Often a clever gimmick can be worked out to get their attention.
  10. Outline the upcoming program briefly.
  11. An MC can make or break any public speaking program, so it is up to you how you conduct it.
  12. An MC should dress according to the program that he is going to conduct.
  13. Main job of an MC is to talk to the crowd. Being an MC, you are keeping them informed about the public speaking ceremony, and giving the featured individual time to prepare to go onstage.
  14. Eye contact with the listeners is important. Look at the listeners while you speak. Listen and look out for their advice like you do in other public speaking ceremonies.
  15. Use more of humour, proverbs, quotes and stories. These should fit well with the topic and the people you are introducing.
  16. Wear a smile for the entire event. If you keep smiling, this will show that you are enjoying and having a good time. It will also help you to be at ease and even the audience. If you are getting nervous then think of some happy and funny situations and start discussing them with the listeners. This would also add to your personality.
  17. Eye contact is essential.  Watch and listen for feedback from your attendees. This depicts a confident personality.
  18. Thank the upcoming speakers and lead the applause for them and the organisers of the public speaking experience.
  19. At the end, thank the audience and mention some highlights of the event.
  20. Being a Master of Ceremony states: “Close the event with as much enthusiasm as you opened the event.”  At the end of the session it is customary to thank the speakers and thank all who attended for their participation.  It is a good idea to include comments which summarize what was experienced or achieved in this public speaking event. Also, if anyone was of particular help to you in organizing and conducting the event, thank them publicly at this point.

“The perfect M.C. makes the audience feel they have profited from attending the function, and that they have also had a good time”. – Letitia Baldrige

Be prepared, have fun, and keep the event moving.  Don’t panic!

Leave your stage fright at home and impress everyone with your magical personality.

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WHAT ARE SMART GOALS

Goal Setting by Anurag Aggarwal“Life without goal is like cricket without wicket.”

To understand this saying, we must understand the meaning of GOAL first. As per the dictionary, a goal is the end result or achievement, in which effort is directed. However, in actual life, goal is that the first step in making your dreams a reality. A dream can also be your goal but to make a dream as your goal, you must actively pursue it, work for it. You must take steps to reach towards it.

In most organisations, in the process of goal setting, the word SMART goal is used quite often. SMART goals prove to be a way to not just decide what to do, but how to do it in a way to determine whether or not progress is made. It also helps in affirming when the goal is achieved. Thus SMART goal stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timed.

S: Specific

M: Measurable

A: Attainable

R: Relevant

T: Timed

Specific means well defined and this type of goal has a greater chance of accomplishment than a general goal. This should be easily understandable to make it easier to achieve the goal. Goals are misunderstood when they are not clear and thus we fail to accomplish them. Specific goals give us the detail of what has to be done and so we can take appropriate actions.

A specific goal should give answers to the questions like:

Who (who all are involved), what (what is to be accomplished), where (location), when (time frame), which (requirements) and why (purpose of the goal).

For example: A general goal may to be to “become a public speaker” but a specific goal would be “join a public speaking and personality development course and become a public speaker in 2 years”.

Measurable means having the knowledge whether the goal is obtainable. Set quantifiable term in order to compare where we are and how far we have to go to reach the desired target. By using a tracking method we can know how much will be gained by achieving the goal and encourage persistent improvement. A goal is measurable when it answers the questions like how much, how many, how I will know if it is accomplished?

Attainable means the goals should be within the ability and capability of those involved. They should extend their capabilities a little bit so as to reach to the desired target. It should be challenging but still within the reach of the people. When you identify your goals you develop abilities, skills and attitude to attain them. Your personality development helps you to get closer to them. Plan your steps carefully to rise up. Goals would seem to get closer to you because of your urge to reach to them.

Relevant indicates the goal must be set with a purpose. The person must know its influence and how it affects him. A relevant goal increases commitment and the person has a high motivational level towards meeting such a goal.

Timed goals have a certain time frame for their attainment. There should be deadline for the accomplishment of the target goal. A time based goal helps in monitoring the progress and making the necessary adjustment for meeting the goal. With no deadline, there would be no urgency to achieve the goal and thus it may never be achieved. For example: “I want to be the best in public speaking someday”. This someday will never come. Rather you should set your goal as “I want to be the best in public speaking by 20th May 2013”. After you have fixed this time frame, you will try all the means to be the best public speaker by then.

Goal setting is also a personality indicator. In the course of personality development, your appearance is not the only point that is counted. Your personality is also judged by the clarity or your thoughts, your ambition and your goals. So set SMART goal to reflect a positive personality.

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PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: How to Manage Stress

Stress Management by Anurag AggarwalIn this ever changing and always challenging world almost everyone is finding himself under stress. And no wonders that this stress is much more than ever before no matters what your occupation or level of seniority or salary may be. Most of the times, we feel that our mind is not in our control. We have no time to relax our self. And because of this excessive stress we also hamper our efficiency. This stress plays the role of a barrier in our productivity. Stress reduces our health mentally, physically and emotionally. We are taken back in our personality development due to this stress. The main cause of heart diseases and many other diseases is stress.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” -David Allen

With time management, anger management and self management, stress management is also an important component of personality development. Stress at work has become such a common feature of all the jobs that one cannot find such job that is stress-free. It is therefore utmost important to find out ways and strategies so as to reduce stress at work thus showing improvement in your productivity and making yourself more efficient, controlled, joyous and a cheerful person. Stress has an impact on the quality of your interaction with others as it harms your communication skills. The more you have the capability to manage stress, the better you would spread positive energy around you.

Here are some quick tips to manage stress at work:

1.    A “GOOD MORNING” SHOULD ACTUALLY BE GOOD. If you start your day healthily without any hassles, you can be assured to be able to reduce your stress. But screaming at someone or the other for not doing the work properly at home, dodging the traffic, cribbing about your city roads and people would surely make you stress right from the morning itself. So start your day with eating or drinking something healthy, looking to the positive sides of things and keeping your plans for the day well in your mind.

2.    ACCEPT THAT EVERYTHING CANNOT BE PERFECT. We realize that everyone happens to commit mistake some time or the other, but we are never ready to accept that how something can be imperfect. Efforts on attaining a cent percent perfect decision, project or situation is just inviting stress to you. You just have to make sure that you and other people related to you give the best so that no one can question.

3.    KEEP THE SURROUNDING CLEAN. Another reason for stress is working at a place that is messed up, unorganized and unmanaged. So the first thing you must do when you reach your work place is cleaning up your desk. Arrange it the way you would be using it. Schedule your day, make a to-do list, note down the meetings to be attended and put them on your desk.

4.    TALK IT OUT. If at any time you feel over-stressed, share your feeling and thoughts with others. Talking your heart out to someone works wonders. Talking over a problem with someone can be very supportive as the other person is able to empathize. For this make many friends at your workplace. Listen to them and help them also when they are in need.

5.    THINK POSITIVE. One who always looks at the negative side of everything finds himself drained of energy, motivation and personality. Keep yourself positive and try to be in the company of the people who are optimists. Do not let any negative thinking person get in the way your mind and give you stress.

6.    TAKE A BREAK. The moment you realize that your stress is mounting, take a break. Try to meditate or go for a small walk near the work place or indulge yourself in something not related to this work. This will help you to regain your mental balance and your stress will be reduced.

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PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT- Qualities of a Leader

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT- Qualities of a Leader

A leader does not necessarily mean a political leader, a manger or a CEO of the company. A leader can be any person to whom others look up to for suggestions or decisions or for general guidance.

It is generally said that leaders are born but I am of the opinion that leaders may be created also. Leadership is a personality trait that a person may possess right from the birth or develop with time under some personality development guidance or training. It is true that not every person can become a leader as there are many qualities that should be developed in a person to become a leader. Many of us have the leadership qualities but we may not be aware of them. We come across these qualities at some time in our life and it is then when we slowly recognize our leadership qualities.

To become a good leader, the following few qualities are a must:

  1. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Communication skill is one skill that will help you to gain co-operation and also to convey your goals, vision and decisions to all in most understandable manner. The ability to gain the cooperation and support of others through negotiation and influence depends directly upon communication skill. And all these things are most essential to become a leader. Active listening is also an essential part of communication. Unless you are a good listener you cannot have good communication skills. Hear more, speak less.
  2. ABILITY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS. The people choose a person to be their leader for he has the quality to listen to their problems, understand them and give them a solution. Listen to the problems carefully and then analyze them. They may not be as easy to solve as they seem to be or maybe they are not as difficult to handle as they look. A leader is the one who has solutions ready for the problem. Sometimes the solution may be the simplest thing to do but it may not click into the minds of all the people.
  3. ABILITY TO MOTIVATE. Having good communication skills also assist in motivating others. A good leader is one who apart from being self-motivated also has the ability to motivate others. Most of us know how well we can do just by a spark of motivation. Also, if the leader is motivated then half of the job of motivating others is already done. A leader should emphasize on developing the morale of the employees and setting example for them. Allow your team to be a part of planning and problem solving.
  1. HAVING A WIDE VISION. A leader should create the vision and should   inspire others to act in the direction of that vision. Your vision statement is a picture of the future. Your vision shows your attitude towards life, what you want to achieve in life and how far you want to go. Your vision tells you where you want to move thus making your directions clearer. Without a vision, you would be easily carried by others’ expectations.
  1. TAKING DECISIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONSEQUENCES. People are afraid of taking decisions because they are not ready for taking the responsibility of the upcoming consequences. Fear of consequences keeps them away from taking a decision. Leaders are confident of their ability and thus they do not mind taking decisions most of the times. Just remember that you may make a mistake while taking a decision but you should never give. You should rather learn from your mistakes and just go ahead.

Think of yourself as the captain of a ship; the fate of the ship is in your hands, and it’s up to you to steer everyone in the right direction. If at any time you are not sure of your decision then it’s better to walk out than being a not so good leader.

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PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: Anger Management Tips

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: Anger Management Tips

Anger is a natural emotion which is always followed by a feeling of emptiness. This is so because when you are angry, you lose out on your mind and so you are left vacuous.

“Anybody can become angry – that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody”s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle

Communication skills are the most important assets to have goodwill in the society and anger is something that prevents us from doing so. Anger is an obstacle in our personality development and deteriorates our personality. An angry person tends to lose his peace of mind and thus people want to avoid the person because of his uncomfortable presence. Anger is accompanied by many psychological changes as well. It leads to increased heart beat, rise in blood pressure which harms the body and thus personality development hampers.

Anger arises when you think that something is going off track, something is not in right place, something is not happening as per your wishes.

Anger is not the basic problem, but managing anger is the main issue we people face. Most of us do not know what steps should be taken while you are angry. If the problem of poor anger management perceives for a long time it may lead to domestic abuse, workplace violence, addiction to smoking, drugs etc. It may also lead to physical problems in the long run. An angry man also has a poor memory. Your anger lets you lose your mental balance.

To combat anger it is very important to understand the reason behind it. Then only you would be able to treat it in the right direction. We generally try to look out for things that give us pleasure and we get obsessive to grab it. We want to possess something we desire and this desire to possess is the root of anger (in most cases). Till the desire is fulfilled, anger supports our struggle. Anger may also arise on a small situation like hitting your foot against bed. At this point, you think why did I get that, where was I wrong, do I actually deserve being hurt? All the questions may start troubling your mind with a small thing of being hurt by the bed. In such situation, when you have the feeling of anger within you, you would either express it or suppress it.

Suppressing anger can surely help to a certain extent but when to try doing it again and again, whatever the situation may be, you may find yourself in a state of depression or you may have constant headache and other mental problems. By suppressing your anger you may think that your anger is under control but one day you would find that you would just burst in anger because you have been suppressing your anger for so long.

Anger must be expressed but it should be done in such a way that it gives a healthy result and resolves the problem.

TIPS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT

1.  Before reacting to any situation in anger, take a few deep breaths and count backwards from 100 to 1. This would make you feel relieved of anger. You will feel relaxed mentally and physically. Also, you will get time to analyze the problem and find a solution to it.

2.  Shouting at family or friends, slamming the door would only ignite the anger even more. Move away from people or place that made you angry. Buy a punching bag, a stress bursting ball and make the best out of them.

3.  Avoid speaking with anyone when you are angry. Once you have calmed down, you can now express your feelings and concerns in an assertive way. At this point of time, you will not be hurting anyone. It’s better to remain quite in some situations and in others you must think before speaking. Involve yourself in the situation, collect your thoughts you want to express and say it in the right way so that you do not have to regret in future.

4.  Involve yourself in some physical activity. Go for a brisk walk, run or do some sport. Your energy would be utilized in this way and you would end up feeling happier and relaxed.

5.  Anger management is not a child’s play so do not hesitate to seek help from others on this matter. Look out for anger management classes, counselling, and workshops by professionals. It is better to ask for help from others rather than hurting people around you.

Anger adversely affects your public speaking skills, communication skills, presentation skills, personality development and not to forget, your health. Consequently, you must follow the above tips to manage your anger with affecting your public speaking, communication skills and personality development.

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PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: Dress Code for an Interview

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Many Job Seekers are concerned with what to wear to a job interview and how to make a professional first impression. Does it really make a difference how you dress for an interview? In many cases, it does. Being called for an interview can prove to be a turning point in your life. But for this turning point you must be well prepared beforehand. This preparation includes thorough knowledge for the company and about yourself. This first that leaves an impression on the mind of the interviewer is your looks. You must pay attention on your dressing so as to be in the good books of the interviewer. It does make sense to dress your best for the interview, regardless of the dress code at the organization (although, if you are aware of the dress code of the organization, then dress as per the norms).

Here are some tips on how to dress up for an interview:

GENERAL: Basic hygiene is not something anyone should have to justify but when preparing for a job interview you must pay attention on the same.

  • Your nails are trimmed and neatly manicured.
  • Your hands should also be washed and unmarked.
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly.
  • If your hair is cut in a short style, get them trimmed (if need be) before going for the interview.
  • Put some good deodorant or perfume so as to smell good but do not overdo it. Someone may be allergic to it.
  • Keep your pockets empty. No bulges of wallet or mobile or tinkling coins.
  • Do not have any gum, candy or cigarettes.
  • Wear neat and clean, polished conservative shoes.
  • Do not show off your body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc.).
  • Do not wear anything too tight that it makes you uncomfortable. INTERVIEW DRESS

FOR MEN

  • Wear dark coloured polished shoes, preferably black shoes with laces.
  • Socks should also be dark coloured, again preferably black or matching with the trousers.
  • Belt should also be matching with the trousers.
  • Solid color, conservative suit.
  • Bottom of the trousers should be 17.5″ to 18″
  • Wear silk tie with conservative pattern.
  • White full sleeves shirt which must be well ironed.
  • Avoid having a moustache and beard while going for an interview and if it is a must then it should be neatly trimmed.
  • Neat professional hair cut (should be short).
  • Use a good fragrance aftershave.
  • Jewelry should be bare minimum or no jewelry at all if possible.
  • Carry a brief case or a portfolio.

INTERVIEW DRESS FOR WOMEN

  • Wear a solid color suit with jacket.
  • Do not wear a dress for an interview.
  • Wear limited jewelry. Too much of it may be a negative point.
  • Make-up and perfume should be used but keep them minimum.
  • Wear shoes with moderate heels of 1” to 2”. No platform heels.
  • Wear only one pair of earrings.
  • Do not wear more than one ring in your hands.
  • Wear a sober colored nail polish.
  • Carry a brief case or portfolio instead of carrying a purse.
  • Have a neat professional hair style.

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