Job Interviews: Dress for Success
- Think carefully about what to wear for interview. Although the employer might have a casual dress code, it still pays to look smart and make an impression at meetings and interviews.
- ALWAYS wear a jacket, a suit or smart coordinates, and proper shoes - not trainers or flip-flops!
- Fairly neutral colours work best although it's ok to add a splash of colour - tie or scarf.
- Make sure everything is clean and ironed - ideally do this the night before and then hang up properly to avoid last minute disasters.
- Polish your shoes and have them re-heeled if necessary.
- Make sure your hair is clean and tidy.
- Don't over-do the perfume or aftershave. If you can smell it, then you're wearing too much.
- Avoid bright makeup or nail polishes.
- I would recommend that you remove face piercings and cover tattoos.
- Carry your documents in a nice folder or briefcase - don't use plastic carrier bags.
Dress to Advance your Ongoing Career
- The above rules don't just apply to dressing for interviews; surveys have found that people who dress for success in the workplace are taken more seriously and enjoy better opportunities.
- Put together a "capsule" wardrobe of mix and match suits and coordinates to ensure that you ALWAYS look the part.
- Consider consulting an Image Consultant who can help you to choose the right styles for your body shape, and the right colours, so that you always look amazing with apparently little effort.
- We can highly recommend Image Consultants, The Academy of Style in Basingstoke www.TheAcademyofStyle.co.uk
- Learn how to put together your business and personal wardrobe, how to select colours that complement your skin tone, and how to accessorise.
- For a relatively modest outlay, you will save a fortune in the short term by not wasting money on clothes and colours that don't suit you.
Your Work Wardrobe can Impact on your Performance
If you're still in any doubt, here is a link to an interesting article about how the way you dress for work can impact on your performance: https://www.citibank.com/womenandco/article/how-your-work-wardrobe-could-impact-your-performance.jsp