A big part of getting a job is making a good first impression and a big part of making a good impression your job interview dress code. While you don’t have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe out, putting some extra effort pays off in the long run. Make sure you don’t make any interview attire mistake and avoid the following dont’s!
Keep Bright, Flashy Colors to a Minimum
Be mindful when choosing clothes. A short hemline and plunging neckline aren’t acceptable for a job interview and if an outfit is als in a bright, flashy color e.g. red, it is red alert for an interview setting. If you plan to wear a daring color, make sure the overall design to your outfit act as a counterbalance. For example, you can wear a bright red shirt, but pair it with a black suit.
A Blazer Doesn’t Make You Professional
While a blazer is a good go-to choice for almost any interview. Be mindful of what you wear underneath. Inevitably, the deep-V formed by the blazer’s lapel creates a plunging neckline. I you are going to wear shell or camisole underneath make sure it covers you appropriately. Layering with button-down is a no-fail option too.
The tip also applies to men. Unless you are interviewing in a casual environment, like a startup company, wearing a blazer on top does not give you the excuse to wear a tired t-shirt underneath. Take the extra effort and put on a button-down or v-neck sweater.
Go Light on Perfume
Take it easy on the perfume as you never know if your interviewer might have an allergy or aversion to strong scents. Either way, you don’t want your overwhelming spray of perfume be the first or thing your interviewer notices about you.
Be careful About Casual
It can be hard to figure out what to wear for a summer job interview. No one wants to suffer in a heavy suit when the weather is warm. Fortunately, because many jobs tend to be more “business casual” especially dressy, most likely you won’t have to dress in a dark wool suit or heavy blazer.
Don’t Overdo Your Makeup
While it is important to look your best, loading on makeup is not the ideal way to go about it. Keep your look natural by avoiding dark eye shadows, bright lipstick or heavy foundation. Your best bet is to look refreshed and awake without looking too done up.
Traditional Ties Make the Best Impression
Now is not the time to pull out that novelty tie you got last Christmas. Even if you think your tie will make a statement. . A pattern with conservative colors is perfectly fine — like subdued stripes or tasteful paisley — but don’t try to be the funny guy who wears the tacky tie.
Keep Accessories to a Minimum
Both women and men should keep accessories to a minimum. Ladies should avoid excess jewlery, intead of big hoops or chandelier eaerrings, opt for classic studs. It also a good idea to avoid wearing flashy necklaces or large sunglasses.