Guest post is provided by Cosmix Inc., a leading makeup academy located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Check out their website for more information.

Aspiring makeup artists need to have the proper interview skills in order to book makeup jobs.  Every make up artist school should conduct lessons on interviewing because it’s an essential skill in order to have success in the industry.  Interview skills are about knowing how to communicate and putting your social skills to practice.  If you know how to communicate in an interview, you’re much more likely to book a job.

Here are the key steps to rock an interview:

  • Prepare ahead of time: Think about possible answers for questions that the interviewer might ask as well as any questions that you may have about the job.  It’s also important to research the company or individual ahead of time.
  • Bring the proper supplies: Always take your resume, portfolio, business cards and makeup kit (only if it’s a test) with you.  If you are “testing,” you should make sure to bring face charts and the right products as well as an organize your kit prior to the interview.
  • Arrive early and in style: Always arrive at least 5 to 10 minutes early to an interview.  You should dress in clean and conservative clothing.  You want to present yourself as a professional.
  • Smile, show confidence, and think before speaking: Make sure to have a positive and optimistic attitude while speaking with the interviewer.  It’s important to have confidence and to always think before speaking and responding to questions.

After you graduate from a fx makeup school with the proper training, it’s essential to know how to conduct yourself in an interview.  Follow the simple steps above and you’re sure to be hired for many jobs.  Also, make sure to always send a thank you email or card within 24 hours of the interview.

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