We are now in the month of January which means we are in the thick of winter and winter means scarves, gloves, hats, and of course, winter coats! January also means that employers are back to work and looking to hire people with the start of the new year, which means an increase in interviews. If you are called for an interview and you want to make sure that you don't bumble the first impression by messing around with coat buttons or unruly scarves, here are two options for you to handle the winter wear while making a great impression:
1. Get to the interview early enough and if you have time wrap the accessories together (the gloves in the scarf and then into your hat) and shove them into the sleeve. Ask if there is a place where you can hang your coat and or give the entire package to the receptionist. Now you are ready without all the bulk of outerwear.
2. What if there is no receptionist? Well, wrap you accessories up, put them in the sleeve and drape the entire coat over your non-dominant arm so that you have free movement to shake the interviewers hand. To this end, you will at least eliminate the fuss of walking into the interviewing and then having to mess with the routine of shedding winter wear while the potential employer waits for you.
Bonus: Make sure that your garments are free of snow so that you do not track a mess all over the office of your potential new boss.
These are just two ideas when preparing for the big interview.