You applied for a job, and you get the call for an interview. What do you wear? When dressing for an interview, put on the business suit instead of your jeans, even if the company you are interviewing for is casual. The person you interview with will be considering whether or not you can do the job, but won’t be able to focus on your qualifications if you’re wearing a tube top or a tank top with torn jeans and a bandana on your head. Hiring managers want to see candidates make an effort to look professional for an interview. Here are a few “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for dressing up for an interview:
Your job is to impress employers enough so they will hire you. The first impression you make on an employer will be your appearance. Your appearance will also affect how you feel about yourself. Knowing that your appearance is good will give you added confidence in yourself — and that self-confidence is essential if you are going to make a good first impression. It’s also a very good idea to have more than one outfit for interviews, just in case there is a rip or something spills on you. Employers may want to interview more than once and you may not want to wear the same outfit each time.
When dressing for an interview, it best to dress conservatively. Keep in mind that all interviews start with a bang! So make sure you’re ready when you step into the room and impress them from the start.
by Loria Price