What you wear to an interview will depend largely on the type of establishment you're going to see and the industry in which you hope to work. If you're being interviewed for a managerial position, or for a company that expects their employees to look formal and business-like at all times, you will be expected to wear a completely different outfit than somewhere a little more casual. Make sure, before even considering what to wear for your interview, that you know the type of person they want to employ, and dress accordingly.
It's important to make a great first impression – after all, this tends to be one of the things that the interviewer will remember you by – so here are a few helpful tips and pieces of advice that will help you choose a killer outfit which will be a contributing factor to you bagging the job of your dreams.
• For men, a smart shirt and pair of tailored trousers should be the minimum. Depending on the formality expected, you may wish to wear a two piece suit and tie as well, or for a more casual environment, smart trousers and a cool jacket or blazer. Make sure that clothes are ironed, too.
• For women, pencil skirts are a winner. They're a great way of looking sophisticated and business-like, without showing off too much skin. Team with a flattering blouse with a statement collar, and court shoes, for a formal, interview-perfect outfit. Don't worry too much about spending a fortune on interview gear either; you can find some gorgeous outfits, including Pencil skirts from George at ASDA, for affordable prices.
• Give the HR department a call if you'd like to find out more information about the dress code. It's a good idea to dress like you're already part of the company, so that they can see that you'd be perfect for the position.
Most of all, don't overdo it but make sure that you're dressed the part. While clothes alone won't get you the job, dressing appropriately will definitely help your chances!
What do you like to wear for an interview? Which of the skirts above is your favourite? Do you have any top tips for interview outfits, or interviews in general?
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