Job interviews add a buildup of stress over everyone, but no interviewer can underestimate your skills when you sparkle with smartness and confidence. Being well dressed is another vital factor of interviewing for a job, whether it’s a white collar stock market job or a high position as an engineer. Dressing well means taking some time to build the perfect outfit for your interview.
“Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.” –Audrey Hepburn
Let’s look over some tips to dress for that job interview you have soon!
If you are applying for a career in an executive line like software engineering or business and income, then I recommend a professional outfit. Don’t pour glitter everywhere, but don’t go too casual and laid-back either.
Try a patterned shirt with a plain tie of contrast colour with a suitable blazer and trousers. A pinstriped shirt along with a blue blazer with diagonal stripes is another good combination. A different coloured or different patterned tie binds and shapes the look altogether. As for shoes, all you will need is a good pair of leather shoes. Spray on a mist of some good perfume and you’ll appeal to the sense of smell as well as the sense of sight. Even fragrance can be worth a million dollars.
If it is a more casual job you’re interviewing for, you don’t have to choose between rags or riches. Wear a moderate and decent outfit. Try a collared shirt, preferably white, green, red, blue or light purple and pair it with suiting trousers. A tie is not necessary. However, the tie can transform the flair of your look to a brand new level with its power of accentuation. As for perfumery and scents, you don’t need to wear your most expensive perfume. A lasting cologne spray is enough to keep the scent lingering as you answer the questions.
Lastly, when you go for a job interview the more essential component than any fancy designer suit or expensive shoes is to answer the questions with confidence and straightness. That will increase your chance of getting the job by 40%.
Written by Puloma Banerjee