How to dress for a job interview

18 September 2017

Interviews
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So, it’s all about what’s on the inside that counts, all about your skills and experience for the job, right? Well yes, but it’s also true that first impressions in a job interview really count. So, treat what you’re going to wear with as much thought as all your other pre-interview prep.

As human beings, we all make some judgements when we meet someone for the first time, whether we’re aware of it or not. Yes, we’ve all got different styles and that’s great, but unless your unusual sense of fashion style is a requirement for the role, just think about the impression you’ll be making and the needs of the job. You want to make the best impression you possibly can without standing out for the wrong reasons.

If you were an employer, would you give the job to someone with unbrushed hair, dirty shoes and creased clothes or to someone that had made a bit of an effort to look the part?  Here are some tips to help you:

What you wear for an interview is not about being boring. It’s all about making sure the interviewer is focussing on what you’re saying, not your clothes. Good luck!

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