Interviews are one of the most stressful parts of job searching, and figuring out what to wear can definitely add to that stress! Putting your best foot forward is very important and looking professional and put together can make you feel and seem more confident. To make choosing an outfit for the big day easier, the recruitment experts here at Adzuna put together a guide on what to wear at your interview in order to give the best first impression possible.
Dress To Fit Company Culture
The first thing to consider when choosing your interview outfit is company culture. Start-up’s and companies in the creative industry are likely to have a much more relaxed dress code than a big corporate. Turn up in your finest suit and you’re likely to look overdressed and out of place. Similarly, showing up to the head office of a finance firm in jeans – yes, even dark jeans – is not the greatest idea. You can get an idea of the company culture by looking at their social media pages or ‘About Us’ section on their website. Check out what other employees are wearing and try to replicate that!
Avoid Over Bearing Accessories
Avoid accessories that are distracting. You might think that the novelty tie you got on Father’s Day shows off your charisma and confidence, but you want your interviewer to remember you for what you said rather than for what you were wearing. For more formal settings, accessories such as cufflinks, earrings, and even socks should be subtle and follow a fairly neutral color scheme.
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