Careers, Lifestyle, Work Culture

What Should You Wear To That All Important Interview

Interview suits and dressing up for your A game

The interview date is in the diary and it just happens to be your dream job. All the paperwork is in place so all you need to worry about is what you will wear.

It can be difficult to get interview attire right because the days of putting on a suit are long gone. This is because many companies have a relaxed dress code, it’s always best to understand the type of job you’re applying for, so you can understand exactly how to dress.

So, follow the helpful advice below to pick an outfit that will help you to get your dream job.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Give the individual who is dealing with recruitment a call or an email to find out what is appropriate. It is a question that you have a right to ask, so if you are in doubt, then go ahead and ask someone who will be able to help you.

Try it out before the interview

It may seem strange trying it all on before the interview but on the day, the last thing you need is to find that there is something wrong with the outfit. So spend time trying it all on so that you can make any changes or adjustments if required. When trying it on, sit down in it and walk around in it because you will want to feel comfortable.

Applying for a creative job

If the interview is for a creative job then show off your personality by injecting a bit of fun but ensure that you remain professional. Try and avoid wearing a suit but instead choose something that matches the role the responsibilities that come with it. Adding jewellery, glasses or even a fun shoe will add something visual to the look.

Applying for a corporate job

A neutral suit that has been well-made matched with a different colour blouse will show that you are ready for the office environment. The idea is to look professional and sharp and so if you choose to wear something other than a suit make sure it has some form of structure. Try not to go too bold with the colours, make sure that you wear closed toe shoes and make sure you choose a suitable work bag to complement your outfit.

Applying for a tech/startup job

These kinds of jobs are carried out in environments that often have a casual feel to them, so try not to dress too corporate. The idea is to look relatively casual but crisp and professional with it. Textured leather jackets, bold accessories and cropped trousers are great choices.

If you dress right then you will go into the interview with plenty of confidence. Confidence will carry you through the interview and it will help you to interview better. So choose something that is comfortable while remaining true to your style but remember that it is an interview. After all, what you say in the interview is what will ultimately get you the job but what you wear is crucial.

 

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Peter Scully

Marketing Director at SF Media
Keen author and blogger. Peter writes on a number of topics he has a personal interest in, including brand promotion, marketing, social media, online marketing and small business advertising.
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