Tis the season for costumes of all kinds — zombies, vampires and witches, among many others. However, if you have an upcoming job interview, unlike your Halloween costume, it’s important to choose an outfit that won’t scare away your future employer.
Like it or not, an employer’s first impressions of you will be formed within the first minutes of meeting you. What you choose to wear can go a long way toward getting your interview off on the right foot.
Whether you are just starting to apply for jobs or already have one or two interviews lined up, here are a few dos and don’ts to picking out what to wear to make a good impression on your potential employer:
Business dress is best. Choose a business suit, especially when interviewing for upper-level positions. For entry-level positions, women should wear a blouse with dress pants or a tailored skirt, while men should wear a shirt and tie with slacks. Avoid wearing low-cut shirts, tight or short skirts, and avoid dressing too casually.
Think conservatively. Choose clothing in darker colors, like navy, black or gray. Avoid wearing flashy colors. Wear conservative dress shoes that are business appropriate. Make sure to shine your shoes before your interview to get rid of any scuffs.
Leave the bling at home. Little to no jewelry is best. Especially avoid dangling jewelry like earrings or bracelets that can be distracting.
Use makeup and perfume in moderation. Wearing makeup and perfume (or cologne for men) is a good idea, but don’t overdo it. Too much makeup can send the wrong impression, while too much perfume can be annoying to your interviewer.
Careers in medical imaging are great for individuals who are tech-savvy and have a keen eye for capturing the perfect image. Medical imaging professionals use high-tech imaging equipment and computers to produce detailed images that allow physicians to diagnose disease or trauma in patients.
In its first year at Nebraska Methodist College, the Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences program is preparing students for advanced careers in medical imaging.
The degree allows students to pursue upper-level positions in high-demand careers such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The degree opens the doors for students to pursue radiologic job opportunities in management, teaching and supervisory roles with a higher base salary.
Nebraska Methodist College’s Imaging Sciences program serves as either a dual degree program or degree completion program. Through the program, students can work simultaneously to earn an associate’s in Radiography and bachelor’s in Imaging Sciences; or students who already have an associate’s degree in Radiography can transfer previous credits toward the bachelor’s degree.
After completion of the associate’s portion of the program, students can apply to take the national registry and become a Registered Radiologic Technologist (R.T.). The majority of the bachelor’s portion of the program takes place online, allowing students to work while completing the degree on their own schedule.
Nebraska Methodist College is proud to announce its newest degree program - the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The new online program is Nebraska Methodist College's first doctorate degree and will prepare nurses to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care system.
Watch the video for more information about the new program.
Visit the website at www.methodistcollege.edu/dnp for more details.