You applied for that dream job, and finally you’ve been called for an interview. Congratulations!
This is a dream come true but you can mess that dream if you do not present yourself suitable for that position. First impression counts, so you shouldn’t have to lose this opportunity because of the wrong choice of wear. How you appear to the hiring manager the first few seconds of your meeting can make or mar your chances of having your career with the company.
Let’s tip you on how to dress in the most appropriate manner for that job interview.
1. BE NEAT
It is not about what you wear or how much you bought those expensive clothes, shoes and bags. It is how you look in them. First, be sure you are neat from head to toe. Take care of your hair (we suggest you have your hair pinned, tied up, pulled back or in a bun if you have long hair).
Your nails should be properly cleaned, trimmed and fuss free. Avoid very long nails. If you must paint them, use cool and neutral shades. Remember you will be doing a lot of hand shaking.
SHOP| Nail polish
Your clothes should be neat and ironed. Make sure to have a fresh breath and do not smoke before the interview.
It isn’t really appropriate to ‘dress down’ for a job interview. And when in doubt, it is better to overdress. “Remember you can never be overdressed or overeducated”. Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying.
SHOP| Skirt Suit
Do not wear any type of cloth which may expose your body. This includes:
– Mini skirts
– Tight fitting pants
– Low cut blouses
A little bit of accessories never hurt anyone. But remember, it’s a job interview and not a fashion show. Your jewelry and hair accessories should be minimal. Stick to those that are not flashy, distracting, or shiny.
Perfect accessories for a job interview:
• Single necklace/Pearl
• Small earrings
• Your wedding ring (If Married)
Wrist watches aren’t so ideal for some people tend to look at their watches when they are tensed. This is a ‘don’t’ for job interviews because the hiring manager might think you do not have time to invest in the job. Let go of your wrist watch, unless you are opposite of this individual.
While your outfit matters a whole lot, the interviewer will spend the most of his/her time looking at your face. So, just as you dress well, be sure that you’re giving the right impression by wearing makeup that shows you’re professional, polished, and confident. Go with a soft/minimal makeup. Do not be loud and distracting. Avoid very bright lipstick or eyeshades.
Wear comfortable shoes. Conservative and fairly low-heeled shoes are ideal. This is not the time to show off those cute but uncomfortable shoes. You do not want to be frustrated before the interview. Pumps are very appropriate.
Your shoes should be clean and in a reasonably good condition. Date or club shoes are probably inappropriate.
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