Your professionally written resume and passionate covering letter impressed and intrigued your potential employer so that he invited you to the job interview. You might think that the hardest part is over and now whats left is to show just how good and qualified you are and your dream job will be yours.
Well, of course your qualifications as well as your personality is very important, but what will influence the final decision is the way you look.
Never underestimate the power of the first impression. The moment you enter the office where your potential employer is waiting, will be crucial. He or she will see straight away whether you are serious enough, how much you want to work for them and will you be the right fit. Just one glance at you will be enough to understand wherever they want to hire you or not and it will be based on the way you look. So, you should be very careful while selecting your outfit for the next interview.
We heard a lot of stories from the people who interview potential candidates on a regular basis and they all agree that they prefer to hire people who arrive to the interview well dressed and prepared. The way you look should scream that you have made an effort, that you wanted to make a good impression and that you respect yourself and others. Of course wearing a good suite won’t cover up the lack of your professional knowledge or experience, but it will definitely improve your confidence and will raise your profile.
Here is the list of things you should never wear during the interview:
– Untidy clothes
– Jeans, shorts and t-shirts
– See-through clothes
– Dramatic decollete
– Short miniskirts
– Sandals or flip-flops
– Bare legs
– Heavy make-up
– Dirty and unkempt hair
– Chipping nail polish
– Heavy scents
– Flashy jewelry
– Visible tattoos or piercing
– Sunglasses on top of your head
So, after eliminating the things that are definitely no-go, here is what you should wear during your next interview:
– Dark coloured suit with white or beige colour blouse
– Skirt-and-blouse or trousers-and-blouse combination
– Conservative wrap or A-line dresses
– Closed toe shoes on a low to medium heel
– Moderate jewelry
– Light scent or even scentless
– Neutral color hosiery, if you choose to wear a skirt. Even if your interview is in the summer, always wear hosiery.
– Neat professional hairstyle
We hope that you found these tips helpful. Do you have questions about What To Wear To The Job Interview or you feel we forgot to mention something? Come talk with us! Leave your comment below!