What to Wear to a Job Interview

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What to Wear to a Job Interview

Finding the right clothes to wear for an interview can be as stressful as the interview itself. We all know that first impressions usually stick. Wearing clothes that look good on you and fit the style of the interviewing company can make all the difference when it comes to getting “that” job.

Statistics show that 55% of first impressions are determined by the way you dress and walk through the door in a job interview while 65% of hiring managers say clothes can be the deciding factor between two similar candidates. If you are interviewing for a position in IT or an environment where the dress code is a little more relaxed than formal business wear, then business casual may be appropriate for the interview. These guidelines will help you look professional without going over the top. Here are some appropriate clothing options for business casual.

1)No matter what outfit you wear make sure it looks polished.

clean and neat professional appearance is an important step in making a good first impression. You want the interviewer to focus on you and your skills not your clothes. Dress as you want to be seen: professional, successful, and the kind of person the company wants to represent it.


2)Leave jeans in the cupboard and opt for dark trousers .

Denim and jeans should be avoided  in interviews because it appears unprofessional in most settings.No matter the company, you should always refrain from wearing torn clothing, like ripped jeans, even if that is a style as it may not seems professional.

3)Wear a collared polo or a buttoned shirt.

A button-down shirt is always a good choice when it comes to looking professional. You can choose from the classic black or white shirt, or go for light blue or pink. When it comes to the fabric, you also have a lot of choices from silk chiffon, linen to cotton.Buttoned shirt will make you look presentable and neat.

4)Wear a tie

There’s a number of things wearing a tie will communicate about you when it comes to a job interview. To put it in the most simple terms; it will make you look more professional, tidier and more prepared than the others in the room who opted to go without. When something so simple can have such a powerful effect, there’s really no excuse not to wear a tie to a job interview.

5) Make sure your hair is neat and tidy.

Make sure you do hair neatly with no flyways. This makes you look serious and ready for the job. If you like to wear your hair long, then comb it neatly. Most interviewers will not even pay attention to the length of your hair as long as it is neatly in place.

6)Make sure all tattoos are covered and remove any body piercings you may have.

Some employers do not accept  employees with tattoos and piercings, especially in client-facing industries, such as customer service. They may worry that heavily tattooed and pierced employees might appear intimidating and unprofessional. So.make sure your cover your tattoos and remove all the Piercing before your head towards job interviews.

7) Ensure your nails are clean.

Most people often do a lot of talking with their hands, so it’s best to keep them well-manicured at all times. Therefore, polished nails for job interviews can be a nice touch. It can be a look that expresses your creativity, while not distracting your interviewer

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