How to Dress for an Interview

The dreaded job interview, it’s nerve-wracking enough as it is.  Let alone without having to worry about what you are going to wear on the big day. Studies have shown that an employer will make a quick judgment on you based on the first few seconds of first meeting you. One of the biggest factors that determine their perception of you is the way you dress. This is especially important in a job interview, as you will want to present yourself in the best light possible – so it may be wise to leave those scruffy old jogger bottoms at the back of the closet! Here are our best tips to help you dress to impress:

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Men’s Interview Attire

Men and women will, of course, have to dress very differently for their job interviews. Women tend to have a lot more option than men, so they can be a lot more versatile and creative with their outfits. Men, on the other hand, should probably stick to a classic dark grey or navy suit. This should then be paired with a long sleeve shirt, an appropriate tie, dark socks, and leather shoes. Your choice of clothing will depend on the nature of the interview. Professional interviews call for more formal attire and a suit like those found at more appropriate, whilst if you are applying for a part-time position in your local coffee shop, for example, you can probably get away with something less formal.


Women’s Interview Attire

As mentioned above, women can afford to be a lot more versatile with their interview look. Job Search advises, that for professional interviews, women should opt for a suit or a suit skirt paired with a coordinated blouse and appropriate shoes. It is a good idea to leave the jewelry in your top drawer, as too much can be rather distracting. On the other hand, women’s designer jeans have been incredibly popular in female job interviews over recent months. The reason for this is because the designer means quality. You can pair your jeans with sensible heels and a nice blouse to finish off the look.

It is important to remember to be yourself in your job interview. Wear what you feel comfortable in and you have the best chance to wow them with your personality and charm.