How to Dress to Nail That Job Interview
If you have a job interview, you really don’t want to mess it up. The things you say and do can make all the difference in whether you get the opportunity…or blow it.
What you wear to your interview will play a major role in the first impression you make. You want to wear something that is comfortable and professional and that also let’s them know you fit in with the company’s culture.
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Keeping that in mind, here are a few tips and suggestions.
Do Some Research
Before deciding what to wear, do some research to learn more about the company. Not only will this help you nail the interview, it will help you find the right outfit.
In most cases, you can play it safe by wearing something professional without going overboard. But if the company projects a certain look or image, you can play that up by finding an outfit that will let them know you can be part of the team.
Don’t Sacrifice Comfort
A job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. Don’t make it worse by wearing heels you will trip on or materials that make you sweat. Maintain a calm and collected appearance and you really can’t go wrong.
Dress for Success
Different job interviews may call for different outfits but here are a few pieces that are guaranteed to work.
Button Front Shirt
No matter what type of job you are interviewing for, you really can’t go wrong with a button front shirt. Opt for something plain for more conservative jobs or add a funky print for high fashion positions.
If it’s hot out, ditch the long sleeves for short sleeves and sleeveless looks. The last thing you want is for them to see you sweat.
A sophisticated pair of slacks is another item that will always fly at job interviews. Play it safe with a neutral, pleated look or go high fashion with wide-legged pants.
In cooler weather, why sweat in pants? An attractive skirt will do the trick. A conservative pencil skirt will be good for office-oriented jobs while you can get more daring for fashion-y positions. However, it is always best to stick with something that is not too short. No more than a few inches above the knees please!
Dresses can be tricky. Of course, it goes without saying that you don’t want to wear anything that is too revealing. But even something too dressy and formal can send the wrong message.
In general, wrap dresses will be a safe bet as will dresses that button at the top. Keep to muted patterns and colors and, as with skirts, the length should never fall too far above the knee.
Overly high heels can send the wrong impression; and the last thing you want to do is fall into your job interview! A pair of wedges will give you support while providing and elegant look. In the winter, opt for a sturdy pair of low-heeled boots.
Now that you know what to wear to a job interview, what are you waiting for? Get out there and get read to nail that job!
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