The first impression is the last impression: the first impression you make on your employer is the most important as the first judgment the interviewer makes will be entirely based on how you look and what are you wearing, hence it’s important to dress professionally regardless of the work environment.
You would always love to give the best impressions, as in general a person with suit & tie would fetch more than the candidate dressed in scruffy Jeans and a T- shirt.
Given below some of the tips on’ what to wear’ to an interview for professional, Casual & startup companies, when you want to give the best impression ever.
How to dress for a Professional interview
Men’s Attire for interview
- Suit mostly navy blue or dark grey.
- Long sleeves shirt white or coordinated with the suit.
- Belt, tie and dark socks with a pair of formal shoes.
- Neat, professional hair styles.
- Limit the after shave.
- Neatly trimmed nails.
Women’s attire for interview
- Suit mostly navy blue, black or dark grey.
- The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit comfortably.
- Coordinated tops and shirts with a pair of formal shoes.
- Limited jewellery (no danglings or arm full of bracelets)
- Professional hair styles.
- Light make up and perfume
- Neatly manicured clean nails.
Less formal interview attire
When a work place or the job is less formal, the dress code may be as well. If you are not sure what to wear its better you asked the person who is scheduling the interview. But please do opt for some nice dress which look good in you and the comfortable ones.
What not to bring to the interview
- Cell phone (if carrying on switch-off mode)
- If you have lots of piercing leave some at home and earrings are the best.
- Cover tattoos
Interview attire tips
- Before going to interview, check your attire, if it correctly fits you.
- Get your attire ready the night before so that you don’t waste time doing it on the day of interview.
- Polish your shoes
- Use a breathe mint before you enter the building.