How To: Dress for a Successful Interview
It’s How- To Tuesday and we’re sharing our top most effective tips for how to dress for a successful interview. When we’re prepping our outfit the night before the interview, we all face the same challenges. Is it too much? Is it not enough? Should wear a dress or a skirt? We all ask these questions and spend countless hours going back and forth on the “perfect” outfit. And even as we’re about to walk out of the door, we contemplate on whether to wear that additional accessory or not. So we’re here to break down our top 5 tips on how to bag that interview and look great doing it. 1. Take into Account your Industry It’s always essential to consider the industry of the job you’re applying for because it definitely points you in a specific direction. If the job is in fashion, retail, or a creative industry, there’s a little more leeway and freedom in dressing more stylish. So feel free to add a pop of color! Just remember to keep it classy. 2. Dress the Part If possible, it is always beneficial to get an idea of the company’s work environment that you’re applying for. The more you can appear to “fit in”, the more they can picture you working for their company. For instance, if you’re applying for a position at Michael Kors, then try to dress in a way that matches the aesthetic of the brand. Looking the part is very essential in bagging that interview. 3. Always Play it Safe When you’re trying to decide between wearing your favorite dress that may be a little too hugging and a somewhat boring black dress, always remember that it never hurts to play it safe. It’s not likely that you will get a strike against you for dressing too safe. But just might leave the wrong impression if you don’t play it safe. It’s always helpful to consider and question the length, tightness, exposure, and transparency. 4. Show your Personality Showing your sense of style doesn’t always have to be a loud statement. Whether it’s adding a few subtle accessories to a simple black outfit or keeping it fun with bright colors and texture, always remember to be yourself. 5. Confidence is Key Lastly, when you walk out of your place headed to your interview and you grab your essentials, do not forget to bring your confidence! You are selling yourself and are trying to persuade others you’re a fit for the position so let your confidence set you apart.