There are a few occasions in life when we have just one opportunity to create a great impression. And one of those occasions is an interview. While we can live with the assurance that God looks at our heart, the Bible says that man looks on the outside.
So as women leaders, seeking employment in the world, it is certainly something to keep in mind. Even if we arrive at an interview equipped with first class credentials it is likely that our prospective employer will be looking at our ‘outer man’.
If we put as much time and thought into our appearance as we do into completing our application forms it will definitely pay off. I remember a friend saying how she got caught in a rain storm before she arrived at her interview. Water was literally running off her clothes as she sat in the reception area waiting to be called.
She said that after that painful lesson she has never left her home without an umbrella if she has an interview lined up. Another friend who is a receptionist tells how she was assessing people as they arrived for a middle management position and she noticed one woman walking across the parking lot wearing flip-flops!