With your updated resume and cover letter in hand, you’ve landed a job interview, or you decide to hand-deliver your application. A question then arises: how should you dress to meet your recruiter?
Depending on the business or the professional sector you are targeting, dress codes differ and are essential! Even more so when you work in a fast food restaurant because these are professions that require you to contact customers and handle food. Let’s take a look at the trade’s musts regarding appearance and what to wear.
What to wear to a fast food job interview?
Before beginning our interview tips, remember that clothes usually come after a neat appearance. So don’t sweat it if you can’t wear or have the most modern fashion. Being clean and fit is the key. Ensure you are freshly cleaned and dressed. You don’t have to waste hours curling and to straighten your hair. Make sure it’s clean and brushed.
Ensure that any skin imperfections have some foundation on because you are a visible part of the staff, and you need to look satisfactory. Don’t go crazy with your makeup; you don’t want to make a wrong impression.
When determining the proper clothes, remember what exact position you are competing for and what rank that position has among the entire staff. Suppose your future employer is interviewing you for a team leadership role. In that case, you may want to consider a dress more appropriately than when you are being interviewed for a new waitress position. Everything you wear should be freshly washed and free of debris – cat/dog hair, deodorant stains, and so on.
Because they involve direct contact with the customers, fast food restaurant rules require job seekers to commit to a certain level of cleanliness, a confident attitude, and good manners. A waiter, a receptionist, or any other person must be pleasant. To begin with, banish chewing gum, pay attention to your posture, speak the comprehensible language, and always have a smile on your face! Take special care to keep your clothes clean, have a neat beard, and have your hair tied back. These are the basics of the trade.
Because this exchange is your first meeting with your potential future employer, you must make a good impression during the jobs interview. That’s why Miss Granada recommends that you focus on simplicity. Don’t be too fancy! An interview is relatively short, sometimes for specific responsibility positions, from a few minutes to 1 hour. This time frame is too short for a recruiter to understand you and your personality. So it would be best if you avoided flowery dresses that you like so much, headbands in your hair, the slightly short top that lets you see your belly button (and your piercing) are not recommended for a job interview. Instead, choose to wear a casual combination of shirt and pants.