The Interview Style Guide: Our Top 5 Tips

As you go for a job interview, being dressed well will help your confidence greatly. Especially, if you’re dressed like you already have the job. So here are our 5 interview style tips to what's best, what’s not, and what to wear for a job interview.

1. Dress Up

Obviously, that doesn't mean show up in a tuxedo, but it does mean that you should come to an interview looking proper and put together. A good interview style to emulate is confidence, which translates to a suit for men and a skirt or pants  suit for women.

2. Nail the Fit

Make sure that everything fits you nicely, it should neither be too tight nor too loose. Don’t wear anything that you’ve never worn before. If something doesn’t fit you correctly or you just don’t feel right, your interviewer is going to notice.

3. There's a Reason it's Timeless

“You should be the focus of your interview, not your clothing”, says Stacy Lindenberg, owner of Talent Seed Consulting. Therefore, keep it simple with rather conservative outfits. You can still pull out your funky stuff when you’ve actually got the job. Also opt for subtle jewelry and style your hair in a sleek way. You can still add one little detail that is going to set you apart, but don’t overdo it.

4. Ask your Interviewer

If you’re unsure about what to wear at all, just double-check with the company. They are going to appreciate you being so well-prepared and detail-oriented. That way, you cannot do anything wrong and you head to that job interview with a feeling of security.

5. Investing is fine, But Don’t Overdo It

Interviewers are not going to care about the designer of your suit, so don’t think you have to invest several hundred dollars in a special suit to interview in. Choose things that look nice, but don’t cost a fortune. A good move may be buying one piece that is pricey and then combining it with more affordable items. That way, your whole outfit gets an upgrade.

Leave a Reply

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.

  Loading...