Interview Dress: Proper
Dressing for Man and Woman
In as much as you have the
right skills, your appearance might deny you the chance to
land on your dream job. When getting ready for an interview,
it is important to prepare yourself in terms of dressing.
Answering questions is not the only aspect that you should
prepare for. Getting the proper outfit for an interview will
be a plus for you.
When you walk into a room,
the interviewing panel will either be impressed or
disappointed in your looks. One advisor on careers put it
wee and said, “The best communication about yourself without
uttering a single word is the way you dress.” When you take
time to dress right for a job interview, the prospective
employer will see the seriousness in which you have taken
We have provided a few
essential guides on how to dress for an interview below:
How should men dress for an
Men have a wide variety of
clothes that they can put on and appear presentable. Shirts
with long sleeves seem to be more formal than the short
ones. For a man dark pants will always match well with any
light colored shirt. There are several men who love to have
their shirts hanging loose. It is more presentable to tuck
in a shirt and not fold up the sleeves. Try to look as
executive as possible in that even if you do not get a job
for other reasons, you will leave a good impression.
It is not compulsory to have
a tie when going for an interview but it would be
recommended. If choose to wear a tie make sure it matches
with your outfit.
Use a belt that will match
with your shoes. Belts that have small buckles appear to be
more formal than the big buckled belts.
Darker socks go well with
most outfits and present a better the image. Ensure you get
the correct length of the socks for comfort. This should be
complemented with official shoes. Shoes with laces appear to
be executive. Leather shoes should be the main preference.
Men should ensure that the
hair is neat and well maintained. If you are a man who is
into jewelry, minimize the jewelry. Just have a watch and
your wedding ring at most. Avoid showing any tattoos and
piercings on your body. This does not look well for men.
Use only executive
accessories when attending an interview. If you get a
leather folder or briefcase, that would do the trick for
you. Have your resume well arranged and presented.
Try to be as elegant as
possible. Take a serious look at yourself before leaving
your house and be the judge. It is also good to get an
opinion of a spouse or a friend.
Women Dressing For an
Women have an extensive range
of fashion and at times end up dressing for the wrong
occasion. It is good for any woman to establish the right
outfit for the purposes of an interview. Not all fashion and
style is appropriate for a job interview. A skirt suit or a
trouser suit is the best option for a woman who plans to
attend an interview.
Women should ensure that they
do not wear anything that seems provocative. It is important
to have stockings for an official appointment. Get a well
designed pair of stockings which is not overdone in terms of
Women mostly prefer to have
open shoes for comfort. When going for an interview, it is
more professional to wear closed shoes that are not very
high. Stay away from brightly colored shoes for purposes of
Have a neat hair style that
will make you appear professional. Avoid a hair style that
requires constant fixing during an interview or one that
covers your face. Do not overdo your makeup. Use cosmetics
that will complement your natural look.
Limit the amount of jewelry
that you put on. Avoid those huge earring and bracelets that
tend to be noisy. Ensure that your bag or purse matches with
your shoes and looks professional. Avoid the casual bags
when going for an interview.
November 16, 2011