How To: Dress For An Interview
You got an interview! But after the initial excitement your brain turns to other more pressing matters…what to wear!
This is one of those wardrobe dilemas we all face at some point or other in our career. How on earth should you dress for an interview? First things first ladies, bare in mind they called you for an interview due to your experience and qualifications and that you are a genuine candidate for the role (they did not select you for what you wear (well, as a general rule!)
Having said all of the above, a good first impression is key. Giving your potential employer an idea of your character comes across in how you dress for an interview.
If you uncertain about what to wear (and that’s totally normal, by the way) then it is always a good idea to opt for a classic LBD (not the sexy sort of course!)
When dressing for an interview, there are several factors well worth taking into consideration;
What kind of company is it?
Who will be interviewing you?
What is the position?
Everyone knows that you would make more of an effort for an interview, so it would be fair to say then, that if someone does not make an effort and turns up scruffy then it gives the impression they do not care. Regardless of if that is true. First impressions count. So therefore your outfit is important.
Look like you
Take an extra pair of tights with you
Check the weather before you leave.
Drink too much coffee before
Leave late and then rush
Eat smelly foods the night before or on the way