What Your Interviewer Knows About You From Your Shoes

Want to impress your interviewer? Make sure you wear the right shoes! A study revealed people can accurately determine 90 percent of someone's personality simply by looking at the color, condition, cost, and style of his or her shoes. So, what do your shoes say about you? Researchers discovered uncomfortable-looking shoes are generally worn by calmer personalities while shoes like ankle boots are worn by more aggressive types. Other telltale signs are that richer people have more expensive shoes and extrovert personalities wear glitzy, colorful, attention-grabbing shoes (surprise, surprise). Who would have thought your footwear would give so much insight on your personality? So, you might want to think twice about wearing that pair of worn pumps before you run off to your interview.


What's the first thing you notice in a first impression?
No matter what your personality, you should always be conscious of your shoe selection for important job interviews, meetings, or outings. Here's a quick checklist of things to look out for before you walk out the door. Are your shoes clean? This one is a given. Going into an interview with dirty footwear is an absolute no-no. What kind of employee would you be if you can't even take the time to shine up your shoes for an interview? Does your outfit/suit work with your shoes? Black suit but brown shoes? Think again. Make sure you have shoes to go with all of your outfits. Do your socks match? The last thing you want to do is walk into a meeting and find out you have a black sock on one foot and a blue sock on the other. Talk about embarrassing. Enjoy this article? You've got time for another! Check out these related articles:   Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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