Aside from your qualifications and experience, one other aspect that really matters to employers when choosing the right candidate for a job is ‘how presentable you are’. And since we are all aware of this fact, the biggest question that bugs most of us before a big interview is, ‘what to wear?’ Don’t worry guys; it’s all about balancing your look! How you dress can make a strong impact on your employer, which is why I am here to help you with your interview outfits.
Here are 5 best styling tips for a job interview that would certainly put you on top of the list.
1| Wear Formals But Look Fashionable
This is a no-brainer, but so many people ignore this important rule and opt to wear casuals or semi-formals at job interviews. From an employer’s point of view, I’d have to say that no matter how good a candidate is, if they are not dressed appropriately there may not be a next round. So, pick out your favorite trousers/pencil skirt and pair it with a collared shirt. Wear a blazer if the weather calls for it and complete the look with formal shoes and accessories. The idea is to dress appropriately for the job you are interviewing for, in complete formals with a hint of style.
2| Don’t Bare Too Much Skin
Be careful about what you pick from your wardrobe of interview outfits. Choose something that makes you look confident and does not bare too much flesh. Wearing an overly revealing outfit will not only put you in the back seat but can also make your employer uncomfortable.
3| Style Your Hair Appropriately
Make sure that your hairstyle fits your outfit and your personality. The best styling tip for a job interview is to pull your hair back in a sleek ponytail. Brush your hair and avoid leaving them loose. Open hair can be a big distraction during an interview.
4| Go for Black, Grey or White
If you plan to suit up, go for colors like black, grey or white. These three colors look great on every skin tone and bring out a professional personality. When choosing what to wear at an interview, rule out bright or fluorescent colors as they present a very casual appearance.
5| Consult the HR
When in doubt about what to wear, consult the human resource department for tips. You can also ask them if they follow a dress code. This will give you a chance to be proactive and dress according to the office dress code.
I know it can be tough to choose interview outfits. Were any of the tips above helpful? What did you think was the best styling tip for a job interview? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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