Interviews can make you sweat even in cold weather but when it’s hot – what can you do to “cool down”

First of all make sure you do a few basic things.

Be prepared.

Plan and Research. Make sure you have found out what you can about the company and have any questions prepared.

Rehearse and Practice. Get someone to help you go over interview questions you might get asked and your possible responses.

Arrive early. If you are running late it will only add to the nerves, so make sure you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there.

Think positively! Try and stay positive and confident beforehand and think about the end result being a good one.

Take your time. Relax and think about your answers.

What Shall I Wear?

No matter what the weather what you wear to your interview needs to be the same. As the old saying goes “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”!

There may be some circumstances where casual interview dress is appropriate but in the main a suit is what is expected.

Wear as light a weight suit as you can and leave putting on your jacket and a tie until the last minute. You can probably get away with a lighter colour than black or navy in the summer so that will help you stay cooler. Hopefully, if it is a hot day and it makes sense for you to take off your jacket, the interviewer will have taken off theirs and indicate that it’s ok for you to do the same.

For the girls, over exposure is a real no-no, so avoid strappy or skimpy tops that show too much flesh. Proper shoes instead of sandals are a better option.

Stay Cool

Lastly – take some water and a handkerchief/refreshing wipes and a travel size deodorant to combat any perspiration issues!