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by Myrin New

Dressing incorrectly can ruin job interviews

 

Should you wear casual attire or conservatively dress?
What colors?
Types of shoes that should be worn?

As a rule, you should dress conservatively for most job interviews. Remember, you only get one shot at making a good first impression.

Here are some basic dress for success tips:

  • Research how people in a particular field/organization dress and then dress accordingly. If you’re not sure what the dress code is, dress conservatively.
  • Conservative formal dress consists of a suit (gray, navy, or black) with a nice dress shirt/blouse. Shoes should be dark and well-shined. Women can also wear a tailored dress with or without a jacket. Pumps with low to medium heels are best.
  • Business casual is a more relaxed look for both men and women. Casual interview wear can consist of a sports coat or jacket with pants or a skirt in an attractive contrasting color. Think: Navy blazer with khaki pants, etc. Add a casual shirt or turtleneck to complete the look.
  • Hair and nails should be clean and well-groomed.
  • Skip the perfume and aftershave. You don’t want to turn an interviewer off by overpowering their sense of smell.
  • Avoid wearing noisy, dangling earrings and bracelets – these can look inappropriate and be distracting. Hide or remove body piercings and tattoos.

Learning how to dress smart for your interviews will create a great impression and also give your self-confidence a real boost.

 

 

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