SOFT SKILL: Cleanliness – did you forget something?

Did you know cleanliness is a soft skill? Perception upon your first meeting plays a large role in your success of obtaining a job. Are you aware cleanliness means more than wiping your face or putting on a different shirt than yesterday?

Clean clothes, freshly washed (not left in the washer for a day or two to mildew), is vitally important to your exterior presentation. Clean clothes on a dirty body are not going to cover the body odor that reaches the employer before you do.

Clean hair with appropriate shampoo or conditioner to thoroughly cleanse and allow you control of your hair is another aspect of your preparation for an interview or your daily job.

Your relaxed and natural smile is mandatory to a successful interview. Therefore, you would not be on your best game if when smiling, yesterday’s food or your morning breakfast comes with you crusted on your teeth.

Don’t think you’re fooling anyone by covering yourself with cologne or perfume! There’s nothing worse than underlying body odor or foul smelling, dirty clothes, being covered with sweet smelling perfumes or colognes.

I think by now, you’re getting the idea. Clean body, clean hair, clean teeth and clean clothes are a priority whether you’re dropping off an application or attending the interview. Watch the linked video and learn more about why it’s important to you, your employer and your future co-workers.

Personal Hygiene In The Workplace

Dillon Job Service Employment Specialists can assist you in searching your career goals. Come see us today and we can direct you to online testing to determine the fields of employment best suited to you.

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.


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