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Tips For Dressing For a Job Interview

Hopefully, you would never show up to a job interview wearing torn up jeans, sandals or clothing with stains.  The idea is to look presentable so that your interviewer sees you as being a professional match for the job.

Even though you may want to believe that appearances are shallow compared to what’s on your resume, unfortunately, your appearance matters a lot.  Your interviewer will assess you based on what kind of image you put forward. First impressions are important. Read below to find out what is considered appropriate attire for an interview and what you should avoid. For example, gents are usually expected to be clean shaven for interviews. 

Minimal Accessories

In your day to day life, you have every right to wear clothes and accessories which express who you are as a person. You can wear jewelry which is flashy with all of the colors and prints that your heart desires.  However, a job interview is a place to be minimal and professional. Wearing too many accessories will distract from your professional look, and overwhelming your potential employer with your look is the opposite of what you want to achieve.

Remember, less is more. It’s important not to overdo it.  This also includes your hairstyle and perfume. Tone it down as much as possible

Solid Colors

While there’s no official rule that says you can’t wear patterns to your interview, it can risk walking a thin line.  Try to stick to solid colors if you can.

The idea is to look neutral and professional in a corporate atmosphere.  Even though it may go against how you feel in your real life, the idea is to blend in and look a certain way.  That’s just the way things go in the corporate world. If you want the job, you just have to follow the rules.

Always Have Your Interview Outfit Ready To Go

You never know when you can get a call for an interview at the last minute.  IT’s a good idea to make sure that your interview outfit is always clean, pressed, and ready to go.  The last thing you want to happen is to get a call and have an outfit which is dirty and not pressed.

You’re better off cleaning your outfit immediately following an interview so that you have it ready to go for the next.  That way you don’t have to worry about rushing to the cleaners.

Get a Good Pair Of Shoes

You can get away with wearing an interview outfit which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.  There are a lot of mid-priced brands which look like they could be something off the runway.

When it comes to shoes, however, it’s harder to fake it.  Try to invest in a good pair of shoes which are high-quality leather. It will make all the difference in your overall look.