Valuable interview clothing tips
If you think that simply donning a short and tie or smart pants and a shirt will be fine for your interview, think again. The times they are a-changing and not all employers want to see you arrive in your Sunday/funeral/wedding outfit. Keeping things flexible and tailored to the day-to-day look at the employer’s offices is the name of the game.
Keep things plain
Don’t overdress and don’t overdo the makeup, ladies! Also, don’t wear any labels or brand names clothing where the branding is too clear – your clothing should be plain in this sense. Here, as with any company, some firms may make an exception and be happy with funkily dressed job seekers with wild haircuts. But be sure you know which your potential employer is.
Also, do not wear anything too flashy. For women, removing most jewellery is also advised, as is not wearing anything too revealing.
Match the vacancy
If you’re interviewing for a director role, there is a higher chance that a suit or more formal wear is the order of the day. Within your industry, this should be clear to you and you can plan your dress accordingly. For example, if you are a programmer or developer, your dress code matters much less than if you were interviewing for a corporate sales position.
Don’t stress if you aren’t sure
These interview clothing tips are meant to be a guideline – make sure if you aren’t certain and simply ask the recruiter or HR person what you can wear. Even call the company and ask the receptionist – they will appreciate your call and not find it strange.
Lastly, make sure your clothes are ready for the interview date and time. Don’t leave washing or ironing to the last minute – make sure everything is ready the night before so you are left feeling comfortable and confident as you get dressed and travel to meet your future employer!