What do you wear?
It is simple... Keep it simple.
Both Men and Women should always wear a suit. Never wear perfume or cologne the day of the interview. If they smell it, that is all they will be thinking of when they are interviewing. I know you have been somewhere when someone walks by you and you say, “ugh, because they have so much perfume on”
Men should wear a dark color suit. Always have socks on. Yes I have to say it...you would be surprised at what people wear. A shirt and tie is a must. The tie needs to be anything but electrifying. Men should not wear any ear rings. You don’t want to stand out in any way.
Women should wear a suit of some sort. It can be a pant suit or a skirt suit. It also should be a dark color or at least not something that is too bright. If you wear a blouse opposed to a shirt, make sure it isn’t too low. You should only have one set of earrings on and not too much jewelry. You want the interviewer to pay attention to you not to the jewelry. Open toe shoes are inappropriate.
Yikes! It is a Friday interview and you are told, “We are casual on Friday.” What do you do? How do you dress? Do you wear a suit? The answer is...it depends. Men you could wear a sports jacket, shirt without a tie and a pair of dress pants and women can wear a nice dress or nice dress pants with blouse and preferably a jacket of some sort.
However, remember this is their first time laying eyes on you. You make a first impression within 30 seconds. It is impossible to recreate a first impression.
Once we told a lady to wear her best outfit to the interview. Yes, she did...a prom dress!!! Yes she did.
Keep it simple and you will look terrific!
2011- Cindy Cannon – All rights reserved. ©
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