How to Dress for a Professional Interview

Here is the first mistake which people make when it comes to a job interview; They assume that, because the job has a casual nature then the interview will be the same.

And while it might be true about the nature of the job, the Human Resources representatives who will be interviewing you won’t be conducting your interview casually.

With this in mind,, below are some tips to help you find the basic look you need to attend an interview, whether it’s to work in a call center, be a music director’s assistant, or become a photographer’s assistant.

Let’s Start With Shoes

Men are going to keep it simple with a pair of black dress shoes. The Groupon Coupons page for Allen Edmonds is a good place to start. Look for something classic without too much going on.

Women will always look powerful in pumps, and a job interview is no exception. However, resist the urge to choose your favorite pair or ones with patterns or bows. Instead, choose something understated that doesn’t draw any attention, but will send a good image if they are noticed.

To the Waist

Men can’t go wrong with a simple pair of black slacks. If you insist on bringing color into your look then consider a very dark blue. Straight leg is your best bet, or boot cut if you want something more modern. However, whatever you do, don’t go for anything with a flair

Women have the option or a skirt or a dress, but the tip here is to choose your colors or patterns wisely. In fact, don’t choose patterns. Pastel colors work well because they add a pleasant tone to your look and don’t look out of place in an office.

Blouse and Shirt

Men will want to keep it simple with a plain white collared shirt, buttoned all the way up. A tie is going to be a nice touch, but isn’t required in modern interviews. If you have cufflinks, now would be the time to bring them out for the world to see. When you put on your shirt,resist the urge to roll up your sleeves.

Women have the choice of either a blouse of a classic business shirt. Depending on your personality, a blouse is always the best option because it doesn’t send any type of message and leaves the interviewers to come to their own conclusion of your personality based on your professional answers.

Accessories

When it comes to accessories, the best advice is to keep it simple. A watch for the men and some earrings for the ladies. When choosing either, remember that you don’t want to draw attention. The purpose of these items is simply to complement you and your answers and conduct during the interview.

When it comes to interviews, it’s fair to consider them all professional and dress accordingly. After all, the last thing that you want is to miss out on your dream job simply because another candidate thought to put in the effort and you didn’t.

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