What to Wear to an Interview
The problem of looking for a job sooner or later rises before each of us. Women face more difficulties in finding a job. In addition to a well-written resume, good education and work experience, you need to impress the employer with your appearance. “You will not have a second chance to make a first impression,” said Coco Chanel, a famous French fashion designer and fashion icon.
To begin with, look for information about the company you are going to interview for. If there is an internal dress code in this office, then try to dress in the appropriate style or color scheme. We have prepared several sure options for you to ease your task.
Skirt – a classic pencil skirt, narrowed at the bottom, is ideal for office dress code. The length of the skirt is up to the knee, slightly lower. Remember that even in the summer you should wear solid body-color pantyhose of good quality. Shapewear is always a good addition. It will correct and improve your silhouette.
Business suit – a classic style is always a win-win option. A business suit will be your assistant at the interview. Preference is still given to a skirt suit, rather than a pants suit. Wear conservative colors: gray, brown, blue, or black. In the summer, light colors will be ideal. Remember that in some organizations it is customary to wear suits even in the summer. Give up aggressive colors in clothes. Colors such as red or orange are not suitable for an interview. If you have chosen a suit of dark colors, then refresh your image with light accessories, for example, a handkerchief, a brooch, or bracelets.
Jacket or cardigan – under the jacket, wear a light solid-color blouse that does not reveal too much cleavage. In the winter, instead of blouses for an interview, you can wear a turtleneck. Remember that the jacket can be removed only in the summer if the room is too hot. Also avoid blouses and jackets with short sleeves. Choose a good and tested bra – you do not want to be adjusting your garments the entire time.
Trousers – if you decide to go to the interview in trousers, then pay attention to the length of the trousers: they should not be too long or, conversely, too short. Use socks of neutral colors. It is best that your socks are not visible to others.
Dress – an elegant column dress of dark or light colors, complemented with a jacket or cardigan.
Footwear – court shoes with small heels are the best way to create a classic image. Your shoes should be of good quality, clean, and fit your image as a whole. In no case should there be open toes or heels. Do not forget to put a sponge-shine in your purse, clean your shoes before the interview.
It’s worth mentioning that whatever decision you make, your clothes should be perfectly clean, well ironed, and neat. In all cases, trousers, skirts, and dresses should fit your figure.
Hairstyle – particular attention should be paid to the hairstyle, make-up and manicure of a woman. You should choose a hairstyle with smoothly stacked hair. If you have long hair, make sure to have a nice hairdo or a neat ponytail. If you have short hair – consider refreshing your haircut before the interview. Try to avoid rims, hairpins, and hair jewelry which are designed to create a romantic image, and are not business appropriate. Long hair can be put up with the help of invisible hairpins.
Makeup and manicure – give up bright makeup and manicures. Nails should be neatly trimmed, filed, and have a beautiful shape. Use discreet shades of nail polish.
Accessories – what accessories should you wear to an interview? Your earrings should be slightly noticeable. You should wear a reasonable number of bracelets and rings on your hands. The perfect combination is one bracelet and one ring. Also, a stylish watch will help you create an image of a business woman.
Perfume – use a moderate amount of perfume. Sufficient will be a light, thin, barely perceptible trail.
Here are a few more tips on how to prepare for a job interview:
– You must match the position you are applying for. Secretary, salesperson, PR manager, lawyer – these and other professions are often the face of the firm.
– The clothes you have chosen should match and feel comfortable.
– Do not experiment with the style and color of the clothes. Stick to the classics, unless of course, you trying to get into a fashion-related firm. Only then can you afford an avant-garde, creative style of clothing.
– At the interview, be modest, intellectual, educated. Show your best qualities. Do not forget to turn off your mobile phone.
– Be friendly. And be sure to smile.
We wish you the best of luck!