Dressing accordingly in a job interview may seem basic, but it is easier said than done. There is no impression like the first impression. Before you start your rounds of interviews, be sure to have a comfortable, clean, and fairly conservative outfit. If you are not looking your best, the interviewer may wonder how much worse it can get. Your attire showcases your level of professionalism.
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The Power Suite: Pants or Skirts
“If I’m a young woman and I invest in a nice black pantsuit, I could use that one suit for interviews, but change the shirt, jewelry or scarf each time”-Amy Glass, a trainer and coach at Brody Communications Ltd.
The Statement Dress
Close-toed shoes and make sure they are clean.
Some Extra Tips on your Look for a job interview :
- Clean-cut , neatly styled hair
- No excess jewelry
- No excess makeup
- No excessive perfume
- Neat trimmed nails
- Small portfolio
- Small handbag
Believe me, the first impression is important !!
In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds. Statistics show that first impressions are determined by : 55% the way you dress, act, and walk through the door. 38% the quality of your voice, grammar, and confidence. 7% the words you choose to say. —Collegeatlas.org
Every industry has its own definition of professionalism. Today we are talking about the traditional industries, like finance or accounting. If you are applying jobs in industries like fashion, art, performance, and etc, the rules here may not apply to you. The best way to know what the typical dress norms for the organization, is to visit the company, understand the ” dress culture” there, and dress one step above the norm. If you don’t have the luxury to visit the company a head of time, it’s OK to ask what to wear .
Hope these tips will help you to prepare your next job interview ! Good luck !
Sources and Extra Links about Interview :
“Tips for a successful interview“ CSU, Fullerton Career Center
“What to wear in an interview” , Monster.com
34 crucial tips for your next job interview, Collegeatlas.org
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