How to Use The Right Cologne Or Perfume For a Job Interview
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How to Use The Right Cologne Or Perfume For a Job Interview

It is not uncommon for some job hunters to wear some really harsh or strong perfume or cologne. The fragrance and strength of a perfume does matter especially to those around you. Some of us wear perfume so as to create awareness to those around us that we are wearing an expensive perfume. This is wrong. If you are interviewing, it is advisable to wear a mild perfume or cologne that rhymes with your body. The actual purpose of a perfume or cologne is not to showcase your expensive taste but to give a pleasant subliminal fragrance about you that actually go with your body

There are a lot of factors that could serve as an advantage to a job hunter and there are also a lot of other factors that could also easily knock such a job applicant out of the job race entirely. One of such factors that most don’t really care or think to consider is the type of perfume or cologne that is worn to such job interviews.

The perfume you wear daily or in this case for a job interview tell not just a lot about you but how much you know and care about those around you; it tells how much you know about social ethics.

In this article, I will examine some basic facts that some of us ignore in our daily wearing of colognes and how it sometimes affects our career opportunities; especially for the job hunter.

Rules To Watch Out For Before Wearing That Perfume or Cologne

  • Don’t wear a harsh or strong perfume or cologne

It is not uncommon for some job hunters to wear some really harsh or strong perfume or cologne. The fragrance and strength of a perfume does matter especially to those around you. Some of us wear perfume so as to create awareness to those around us that we are wearing an expensive perfume. This is wrong. If you are interviewing, it is advisable to wear a mild perfume or cologne that rhymes with your body. The actual purpose of a perfume or cologne is not to showcase your expensive taste but to give a pleasant subliminal fragrance about you that actually go with your body.

Imagine a scenario where one of the interviewers happens to be asthmatic, and you walk into the interview room with a harsh smelling perfume or cologne. The fragrance could go and give such an asthmatic hiring manager an attack; and the interview could be over for you.

The rule is: wear a perfume or cologne that is mild of fragrance and that rhymes with your body. If you happen to have body odor; treat it. Using a harsh perfume with a strong fragrance doesn’t actually hide the odor; it only makes it worse.

  • Don’t use cheap perfumes or colognes

As much as one should not wear perfumes and colognes with harsh fragrance, job applicants should equally keep away from perfumes and colognes sold by the roadside or in flea markets. These cheap perfumes and colognes are often harsh smelling with very offensive odor. Agreed, some of them might not be harsh but they don’t portray the best image about you when it comes to job interviewing. The perfume you wear tells a whole lot about you than you could ever imagine.

I have been in interview environment as one of the panel where just the perfume or cologne set the job hunter at a disadvantage. You don’t want that to happen to you. Just keep the perfume or cologne level simple; mild of fragrance and it should go with your body smell and you will be alright.

 

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Comments (2)

Would you recommend going all-natural without any perfume? I never knew that this had an important role when getting jobs.

I would recommend using a mild perf or fragrance to cover up sweat or when one does have body odor. If you know you smell nice; then going natural is equally good.

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