Get the job! 2020 is right around the corner – What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) to a Job Interview

No doubt, preparing and searching for a new job is a grueling task.

Clients share the pain of the process with me every day.

“Where do I start?”

“It’s been so long since I’ve interviewed….How do I prepare?”

“What do I wear? What should I absolutely not wear?”

The list goes on…

Let’s get started!

What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) to a Job Interview

  • Carefully consider what you wear to a job interview. People will judge you by the clothes you choose.
  • Dress appropriately for the interview — don’t overdress or underdress or it might signal to a prospective employer that you don’t understand the company culture.
  • Research the company before your interview to determine what is appropriate to wear to the interview. If you have a contact inside the company, ask what you should wear.
  • Even if your first interview is a virtual interview (telephone or video), you should still “dress for the interview.”
  • If you’re currently employed while you’re interviewing for a new position, think through how you will dress for an interview if the interview attire is significantly different from what you normally wear to work.
  • If you need to change for an interview, find somewhere to change that will give you access to a full-length mirror so you can double-check every detail of your appearance.
  • Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to change clothes before the interview and still get to your appointment a few minutes early.
  • If you’re still not sure how to dress, “Dress One Step Higher.” If you know what someone in the position you’re applying for normally wears to work, elevate it one notch.
  • Don’t dress too casually. It’s generally better to overdress slightly than to underdress.
  • Avoid anything too bright or flashy. You want to be remembered for your interview answers, not your interview attire.

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