On a job interview, your attire makes a statement about yourself before you even open your mouth. As soon as you walk in, your first impression plays its role even before you present yourself. Yes, your qualities matter the most when applying a job but what you wear to an interview is as important as your references.
No matter where you’re located or what level job you are interviewing for it’s always important to be prepared! Interviewers will judge you on first impression so it’s important to act and look the part. That’s where I’m here to help. In a formal business environment, the standard of dressing for men and women is a suit, a jacket, and pants or a skirt, or a dress paired with appropriate accessories. Most of the time, interviewers will be impressed by stylish professional clothing such as cigarette pants, blouses, and blazers. Covering your shoulders and wearing closed toed shoes are also small steps to nailing the perfect outfit.
Going conservative is a safe bet. Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, your back, your chest, your feet, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business. In work environments, clothing should be pressed or steamed and never wrinkled. Torn, dirty, or frayed clothing is unacceptable too. Avoid clothing that has words or pictures that may be offensive to other employees.
It’s really common sense, but these are just a few guidelines that have worked for many professionals. Now, go ace that interview!
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