Your big interview is tomorrow. You’ve done all your research, but now you’re faced with a new challenge; what to wear to your job interview? First impressions are key, so it’s important that your attire reflect the industry that you are interviewing for, as well as your own personality.
The corporate world leaves little room for self-expression with regards to what you wear. In this case you don’t want to draw too much attention to your wardrobe. If you’re planning on staying in this industry, then investing in a good quality suit, something that will last you at least 2-3 years, is a wise idea. Everything should be pressed and wrinkle free.
About.com shares some of the following suggestions for corporate interview attire.
Men’s Interview Attire
- Suit (solid color – navy or dark grey)
- Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)
- Dark socks, conservative leather shoes
Women’s Interview Attire
- Suit (navy, black or dark grey)
- The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably
- Coordinated blouse
- Conservative shoes
Creative Industry Interview
The creative industry allows for you to add more personal touches to your interview outfit. Fabsugar gives some helpful advice on how to put together an original and creative interview ensemble without going overboard and still looking professional. Men can change up their typically conservative interview suit, by exchanging a plain tie for a bow tie and/or wearing a shirt with a pattern or fun color.
Both men and women, regardless of industry, should make sure that, clothing fits properly, hair is neat and nails are trimmed. Women make sure that your jewelry isn’t distracting, i.e. bangle bracelets can be loud! Lastly, go easy on the perfume and aftershave and don’t forget a breath mint!
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