What to Wear to an Interview

A job interview is going to be the first time your potential employer is going to meet you.  This is your opportunity to make a great first impression.  As they say, you do not get a second chance to make a first impression.  Dressing for success is the first part of the interview process.  Looking polished and professional are the most important parts of your look.  Your interview outfit supports the image you want to project.  A two piece suit is the best and safest choice in a neutral conservative shade.  Even if the job you are applying for is a non-suit wearing position, you should still wear a suit.  The second choice would be a statement dress in a tasteful color like deep red, navy or teal.  Keep your accessories to a minimum.  If the position is going to be a job where wearing jeans is the day to day look, then I suggest wearing a tailored trouser or skirt with a sweater to the interview.  You should never wear denim, short skirts, low cut tops or flip flops to an interview.  Make sure everything is pressed and clean.  Your interview outfit does not have to be expensive, it just needs to look put together.  Just remember 55% of your first impression is how you are dressed.

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I selected a handful of different looks from Pinterest to give you an idea of what a great interview outfit looks like.

2 thoughts on “What to Wear to an Interview

  1. All this is very nice and informative, but it would be nicer if you would post the names of the stores that have the outfits shown, as they are indeed very nice. I have the same suggestions for people who post things on pinterest because they do not give the information as to where these clothes could be purchased.

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