It became clear to me that having a blog and being creative was an important element for my job hunt. When I attended interviews I wanted my love for nails to show but I didn’t want them to be too drastic.
To be honest, it does depend on what kind of job you are going for. If you are going for a corporate job then plain Jane is the way forward, but if you’re going for a job that involves creativity then you can get away with it.
This interview was for a semi-creative role and I knew I would be comfortable having a vibrant but subtle design. Conversation even came up about my blog during the interview and the nails brought up conversation that I was comfortable with. It worked out best for me and the interviewer; they saw my personality and I enjoyed speaking about something I love.
So what design did I create?
Something simple yet creative that could spark conversation. I still wanted it to be vibrant but I knew I could get away with it. I used a darker purple for the subtlety and the yellow brings out a vibrance and shows the brighter side of my personality. But, as you can see, I was lowkey with the yellow because I didn’t want it to be too ‘in your face’.
Try to identify the company’s personality and a design or colour will come to you. Try to make it your own.
Remember, keep your nails at a good length, not too long and keep the shop simple. For example, pointy nails can look too aggressive so try and keep them either oval, square or coffin shaped. This will instantly give a better first impression.
The interviewer can become worried if your nails are too long and you make it sound like you will hate if your nail breaks. Why do you need to be careful? – Because, they may think you are lazy and will be afraid of damaging your nails/nail art. Personally this doesn’t bother me but you have to make sure you also show that your nails won’t stand in the way of your hard work, no matter how much we love our nails.
I hope this helps you guys on what you can and can’t do with your nails for an interview.
If you have any questions about interview questions then comment down below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck for those on the job hunt! Remember to follow, share and like!
Kiran K x