How To Dress For A Job Interview

By Vivian U

It is always a good feeling whenever we get invited for a job interview. You are all smiles and already imagining a new life with new possibilities. Then comes the night before the D-day and the nerves come rushing. Asides going over possible interview questions and perfecting your confident smile in front of the mirror, one big decision you have to make is your outfit. You have so many clothes but you are not quite certain what to wear that will capture their hearts at first glance.

Here are a few tips to put any lady out of that misery;

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  1. SUIT UP!

In the words of the famous Barney Stinson of the popular series “How I Met Your Mother”, please and please ” SUIT UP!”. Wear a suit with a skirt or pants. To be safe, be very conservative about it. Interview suits should be very simple and dark in color. Make sure it fits you just right. Not too tight, not too loose.

  1. KNEE LENGTHTwo businesspeople holding briefcases outdoors

If you are going for a skirt, it must be knee length. Keep your minis for the club and the long skirts for places of worship.

  1. SIMPLE AND NEUTRAL

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Wear a conservative blouse. No bright colors, animal prints, lacy, or low-cut. Shades that are neutral to your skin tone are generally advisable. Keep the makeup light and nail polish neutral. Keep your jewelry and hair accessories to a minimum.

  1. LOW HEELS

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A nice low heeled pump in colours black or nude will be lovely. Keep your red, pink and orange for your dinner dates.

  1. POSITION APPROPRIATE

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Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit.

  1. SMELL GOOD, BE NEAT, LOOK POLISHED

 

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Your clothing should be neat, clean, and ironed. Bathe before you leave for the interview and wear deodorant. Brush your teeth and don’t eat or smoke before the interview. Your hair should be neat and conservatively styled. No weird colours.

If you get re-invited for a second interview, it may be appropriate to dress more casually but it must still look very professional.

 

 

Source: Above Whispers

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