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What to wear during an interview

Posted on: February 22, 2010

Interview attire is very important for the success of your interview. Every job may have a different dress code but it is up to you on how you dress during the interview. Your job says a tremendous amount of information about you. Even though attire is important, communication skills are most important. Your attire should be professional and should not be flashy and distracting. Always dress nicer than  you are expected to dress; this looks very good to your  future employer. Do not consider your interview a social gathering; the interview can uphold your future dwellings.  I found this list of guidelines for men and women for a job interview. This list is really helpful in deciding what to wear during an interview.

Suit:
A two piece matched suit is always the best and safest choice.

Conservative colors / fabric:
Navy, dark gray (and black for women) — are safe.
Other color trends may come and go; avoid the extremes.
Solids or very subtle weave patterns or plaids (the kind that look solid across a room) are safest.
Wool, wool blends, or good quality micro fiber for women only, are generally the best fabrics in all seasons. Avoid acetate / rayon blends.
Details:
Everything should be clean and well pressed.
Carefully inspect clothes for tags, dangling threads, etc.

The information listed above and the guidelines can be credited to : http://www.career.vt.edu/jobsearc/interview/appearnc.html

Other things that people should consider when going on an interview is that you should be well-groomed, perfume and cologne should be used sparingly if any, clean fingernails and make sure that hair is well-groomed. These are some of the things that I found that I really thought was very important in an interview.

The key thing to remember during an interview is that “first impressions are lasting .” When I’m preparing for an interview, I always make sure that my clothes are prepared the day before so that if i need to make any changes ;I will be able to do so. There may be times that you will have to buy things for the interview and if you wait until the last-minute then you will not be able to do so.  Also, one key thing to remember is to cover all visible tattoos!. Everyone is not fond of tattoos and this may cause you not to get the job you are applying for.

It is better to overdress than to undress for an interview. If you have any questions or concerns about what to wear , ask the person who scheduled your interview. The person probably will not have a problem with answering your questions. Afterall , it’s better to know what to wear than to get to the interview and be underdressed. This may jeopardize your future career. I know many people think that your dress should not matter , if you are well qualified for the job. It does matter people!..

This information can be credited to : http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewsnetworking/a/dressforsuccess.htm

I also found two really significant videos that tells people exactly what to wear to an interview. Here are the link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS2ik_UOzhE, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alavHk9XlYk


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