When attending interviews, a poor physical appearance can send the wrong message to employers. Taking the time and effort to choose the right outfit for the interview may not seem as important as practicing your interview questions, but it can certainly make a big difference. Sometimes it may even be the only thing stopping you from getting a job.
As first impressions are often made within the first 90 seconds, employers can usually tell if you are serious about a job from the way you are dressed and present yourself. If employers aren’t satisfied with your appearance the minute you walk into the interview room, it will be more difficult for you to convince them you are a good fit for the job.
While a lot has been said, over the years, about how you should dress for a job interview, there are also many myths. That’s probably because there is no one way to dress appropriately for an interview. This handy infographic from StoreStream addresses these myths in an attempt to help you decide on an outfit that will make you look your best!
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Unless your outfit has been carefully selected, you are taking a huge risk. Before you go and meet an employer, decide what works best for you and what you feel most comfortable in. At the same time, ensure that what you have chosen makes you look as smart and professional as possible.
So, what do you think is the most appropriate dress code for a job interview? Let me know what you think in the comments section below…