You applied for the job and they called you back (congrats!) You now have a scheduled interview, what do you wear? Read on for tips on how to dress to increase your chances of landing the job.
What You Shouldn’t Wear
Let us begin with the “don’ts” of dressing for an interview. Generally, you do not want to be too casual. Dress professionally, the last thing you want to do is offend the interviewer by failing to show reverence for the company. Avoid showing too much skin; cleavage or a healthy dose of leg has no place in the office. Other things to avoid would be bright colors and denim.
Your make up should be moderate. For eye shadow, stick to neutral matte colors. Tip: avoid wearing shimmering eye shadow on interviews. Skip foundation (unless you really need it) and opt for a lite pressed powder. For your lips, avoid lip-gloss. It can give a juvenile impression of you to your interviewer.Opt for lite lipstick that complimentsyour skin tone. Feel free to wear natural tones of blush on your cheek. Avoid bright “look at me” blushes such as bright red or tomango.
What to Wear
You can almost never go wrong with a pencil skirt, a button down shirt and nice heels (no taller than two inches.) You can also wear a nice suit; make sure it is one solid color. Limit your jewelry, and keep your hair and nails neat. The key is to be conservative. For failsafe options, call the HR department of the company you are interviewing for and ask about the dress code. This should give you an idea of what direction to go in choosing your outfit. It also gives you a head start on your competition when you show up looking like you’re already apart of the team.
Use these tips as a guide when choosing your outfit for your interview to make the right impression on your interviewer. Don’t forget to wear your confidence, it makes a big impression. Good luck!