Dress Best For An Interview

For an interview, the first impression is based on what you are wearing and how professional you look. (6 minutes read)

When you meet a potential employer for a job, an interviewer for admission to a college or a supervisor for an internship, the first impression is based on what you are wearing and how professional you look. One look at you can contribute significantly to your future with the company and while it is important to feel comfortable, ensure you do not go overboard.

Be conservative and specific

There are times when you may not be absolutely sure about what to wear. Remember, it is always better to be dressed a little more professionally than the other way around. Choosing simple colours like blue, black and grey is a lot safer than going over the top. Never wear something you are uncomfortable in. If you have not worn something before, this is not the time to try it.

Be clean and confident

Your clothes may look great but do they look good on you? As stated earlier, only wear something for the interview you are absolutely comfortable and confident in. Under confidence shows itself clearly. You cannot be fidgety and uncomfortable in what you are wearing. Cleanliness is crucial too. Ensure you give special attention to your hair, nails, teeth, breath and body odour. A pair of unpolished shoes is a strict no. Keep that in mind.

Accessories

Accessorise yourself carefully and ensure you don’t look flashy. A formal wristwatch and a pen are essential. Make sure your shoes and belt look clean and match your outfit. Keep your jewellery and other irrelevant accessories to a strict minimum. For girls, if you are wearing earrings, match them carefully and If you wear makeup, ensure it is applied carefully and does not seem over the top. Apply your cologne but use it in a way that is not overpowering.

Apply your cologne but use it in a way that is not overpowering. Also, carry a briefcase that matches your attire and gives you easy access to required documents.

Check and stay updated

Check your clothing carefully a day before the interview. A torn pocket or hanging threads can look terrible. Keep in mind that something you wore years ago might not be in fashion. Wear it and see how it looks. Check the fitting cautiously. It may be a good idea to ask a friend or a relative for an opinion.

Finally, keep your clothes ready a day before the interview. Ensure they’re clean and well ironed. Before stepping out, check your appearance and satisfy yourself. Walk in with a confidence and get the job you want.

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