It is no news that you are addressed in the same manner in which you dress. Hence, there is a great need to be enlightened on outfits and styles for any interview you would like to go for as it is a top consideration for any job offer. Your employers would love to see how you present yourself mentally and physically and this of course refers to your dressing.
There are several reasons why you have to be extra conscious of your dressing. Responsible dressing creates an impression that you are responsible (even if you may not be). Remember what they say about first impressions.
When going for an interview, you have to be prepared for anything and have the mindset that you will get the job. Your dressing is a good armor to build that extra self-confidence. A famous costume designer once said; “you can have whatever you want if you dress for it.” So dress for the job like it’s already yours.
Your employer will not only be hiring you based on your degrees, skills, knowledge, qualifications, or credentials for the job. Sometimes, your dressing might be the key factor in the hiring process. The idea is to come fully prepared and ready so that he finds you qualified in all aspects of the job.
Here are some important dressing tips for interviews. These tips are divided into Dos and Don’ts
Make sure you dress formally
One of the most important things to consider while getting ready for an interview is your idea of the outfit. Should it be a casual jean and polo with sneakers? The job you are applying for is a determinant of whatever outfit you’re thinking of.
As you know, your choice of dressing could be the one thing that gets you employed but may also be the one thing that disqualifies you. Not every corporate company or organization would like you to appear in a suit, blazer, or skirt.
You must run a quick research on the company to know the dress code. If you can, ask the workers in the company what would be suitable for the interview. In cases where you have no idea, it is advised you dress as formally as you can but make sure you have enough room in there to breathe so you don’t discomfort yourself and get nervous later on.
Always carry an organized purse
It is advised that you arrange all your documents in your purse a day before the interview so you don’t forget anything and get worked up unnecessarily like scrambling for your pen in your purse when the interviewer passes a form you need to fill. A very organized, simple, and well-shaped purse is as important as your outfit.
Make sure you sort out the unimportant things in your purse. This will not only make your purse lighter and more organized, it will only save you huge embarrassment if you are searching for a pen or a document.
Just imagine bringing out lip gloss, powder, hairbrush, a mirror, pantyliners, and so on in the process of looking for a pen. It will not only create the impression that you lack organization, but it may also cost you the job. So make sure your purse is arranged.