How to dress for an Interview

February 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm (PRCA 3711) ()

When it comes time for you to start applying for jobs you also need to start preparing for the interview that, hopefully, is to follow. In addition to preparing your resume, and practicing what you are going to say, you also need to prepare what you are going to wear to the interview. First impressions are very important in an interview, especially since this is your chance to make an impression that could possibly impress a potential employer. You need to dress for the job you are trying to get. In an article found at this link; http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewsnetworking/a/dressforsuccess.htm , you can find tips about how to dress for an interview for both men and women.

General advice for women going to an interview includes:

  • Wear solid covers, stick with a suit.
  • Your blouse should be coordinated.
  • Shoes should be moderate and not over done.
  • Do not wear too much jewelry; gaudy jewelry should also be avoided.
  • Panty hose should be tan or nude colored.
  • Be careful when applying makeup. You don’t want to come across as looking like a clown.
  • Your nails should be well tended, avoiding bright or busy colors and designs.

Here is advice for men going to an interview:

  • Wear solid colors, a matching suit is preferable
  • A conservative tie, one without a busy print.
  • You should wear dark socks and conservative shoes.
  • Your hairstyle should be neat and polished looking.
  • Do not wear too much aftershave or cologne. You don’t want your smell to overwhelm.
  • Have well manicured nails.
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2 Comments

  1. matidmore said,

    These was a great post with really good tips.I feel like we see these same ideas over and over now that we are getting closer to graduation and “the real world.” When I go on interviews I always have the hardest time picking out the right outfit it seems. I feel it is important to dress conservatively but you don’t want to look like everyone else, have something stand out about you, in a good way.

  2. Blog Comments « Tidmore’s Ideas said,

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