Monday, January 6, 2014

How to Dress for a Job Interview!

Dressing for a job interview is always an important choice when trying to make a great first impression on a potential employer. The first judgement is going to be made based on the outfit you are wearing, that is why to dress professionally, regardless of the work environment  On top of this, a professional appearance also shows potential employers that you are a serious candidate and sincerely want the job.

When dress for an interview there are a few points I try to stick to, my main rule is that less is more. No one will hire you if you do not know how to dress tastefully for a professional environment, here are some rules that will get you through any interview:

1. Minimal jewelry - Keep the flash on the down low, not only does alot of jewelry look tacky, but its also very distracting for the interviewer. A set of stud earrings are my go to piece when I am getting ready for an interview. Remember, less is more!

2. Neutral colors - Yes I know this may sound a little drab, but remember we are dressing for an interview not a night out with the girls. Stay with simple colors like black, navy or white. These colors look crisp and very professional as well as giving you the right look for an interview.

3. No crazy patterns - Just like with the jewelry, keep patterns simple. Yes you may love your new tie dye, bohemian skirt, but that doesn't mean its the right choice for an interview. I highly recommend staying away from patterns all together, its just tacky for an interview.

4. No pants - This may be a sore spot with some females, but I have always done well with interviews by sticking to a nice dress or a dress suit that has a cute blazer in tow. Believe it or not, dress pants give your body no shape and off the rack pants typically do not fit well either. If you are a pants only girl, please get a pair tailored for your body type so they fit correctly. You may be dressing for a job interview but that doesn't mean you have to look like you are wearing a bag. 

I hope these tips come in handy! Remember, less is more when it comes to putting together a professional look. Keep these tips in mind when preparing for an interview and you are sure to get that job!

Keep it fab!