How can I look older/wiser for a job interview?
I'm a 23 year old college grad & currently interviewing for entry level administrative jobs. My problem is interviewers don't take me seriously because I look much younger than my age (my friends say I look about 19 years old). Also, I have blonde hair and I think a lot of interviewers judge me on that & assume I'm not very capable (as unfair as that sounds, but I'm not a ditz). So is there anything I can do to look more professional or intelligent during interviews?
Asked By: . - 7/16/2010
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Lord, I had to do this for all of my job interviews, because I somehow manage to look 10 all the time. Probably means I'll look 20 when I'm 40, but right now, it doesn't help... More
Answered By: Amanda - 7/16/2010
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How are you dressed? Do you go into the interview wearing short shirts, polka dots, lime green pants? See what I mean -- those look real young and will put you into the "bimbo" league... More
Answered By: Anna - 7/16/2010
maybe dye your hair? im not really sure but you can try using different makeup and close. maybe red lipstick and blown eye shadow.
Answered By: Happy Bunny =) - 7/16/2010
Glasses sound like a good idea to me
Answered By: willow - 7/16/2010
I hear ya. I'm 26 and work in a middle school and get mistaken for a student all the time. And my sister-in-law (29-years-old) gets regularly mistaken for a 10-year-old BOY, which is even harder to deal with. So looking 19 when you're 23 isn't nearly as bad as it could be... More
Answered By: weirdiscomplimentary - 7/16/2010
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