An interview is very stressful for the potential candidate, so here are some tips to look the part to ensure you leave the room having nailed it.
Choose Your Clothing Wisely
Many employers find it irritating when employees dress inappropriately at work, and it is no different at an interview. Choosing your outfit is extremely crucial for your overall presentation to be on point.
When employers see candidates for the first time, they make an influential decision about them within approximately 5 seconds. This first impression has several parts to it, so focusing on presentation can effectively cost you the job within the first 5 seconds of seeing your potential employer.
For men, this may mean visiting an experienced tailor or professional menswear retailer who knows how to dress you well. There is no room for over-sized jackets or 1980s eclectic suits, so always get some expert advice from the one's who know best.
For women, if you are going for a high-end corporate role, a tailored women's suit always turns heads, but a long conservative dress that makes you shine will also leave a vibrant impression on the interviewer.
Pushing Distinction and Class
We have all seen that one person who owns good clothing, and just cannot master how to wear it well enough. This is often in office culture and can be overcome very easily. Individuals who own good clothing (from a tailor or respectable clothing store) although the clothing is of the finest quality, you have to attribute distinction to your clothing, and make others aware of how classy you are.
What Is Over-Dressed?
One of the most irritating points of etiquette is envy. If the employer is under-dressed compared to you, chances are that they carry out the entire interview with envy rather than optimism about your role into the future. This is why it is important to inquire into the uniform code of the workplace, and what everyone else wears. For example, if you were attending an interview at the number one law firm in the world, you must dress for the standard of the workplace environment. Whereas in a school teacher's role, wearing the same outfit will be miscast and chances are that you will leave more of a negative implication rather than a positive one.
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If you are going for a job interview and you wear navy or any other similar bright/vibrant colour, you have greater chances of receiving the position over someone wearing dull colours or tones of black.