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What to wear to an interview

What to wear to an interview

Preparing for an interview is a nerve-racking process, as you have to research the company,answer various questions and ensure you appear well groomed. Finding the right outfit for an interview is often overlooked, but if approached with the right knowledge it can help you get the job. So, we look at what you need to wear to an interview,whether you are looking to land a job in a fashion magazine or a software company. Below we also examine how attitudes in the workplace towards clothing and accessories,are largely determined by what is deemed as acceptable by an organization.

Research the organization

Learning about an organization is vital when preparing for an interview and while doing so, it is easy to find out what the official dress code is. With the official dress code in hand, you can pick appropriate clothing that matches it and wear it to your interview. Another important point to note is whether or not the dress code has been modified recently. If you fail to properly note details of a dress code or changes to it, you can turn up for an interview wearing something that has been banned recently.

Stick to professional clothing

When in doubt about what an organization permits as part of its dress code, then it is safest to stick to business attire. Western themed business attire for men consists of a suit jacket combined with slacks and a shirt and tie. Women can choose to wear a blouse with dress pants, or a knee length dress with long sleeves and a conservative cut.

The popular business casual choice

Many software companies just do not have a specific dress code outlined as the atmosphere at work tends to be casual. In such companies wearing business casual clothing is considered appropriate. However, most companies that prefer business casual attire often do not allow jeans and sneakers to be worn. Business casual attire usually consists of dress pants and khakis which both women and men can wear. Women can wear pants or conservative skirts with a blouse, top or sweater, while men can team a pant with a button-down shirt,a sports coat, or a sweater. Importantly business casual attire should be in neutral colors, black or gray. Bright colors should only be present in small sections or as thin stripes.

Ensure that your attire showcases your knowledge

Especially if you are heading to an interview at a fashion house, a lifestyle magazine or at a top designer, it is prudent to make an effort and dress according to the latest fashion. Wearing an out of date ensemble in such situations will just hurt your chances of landing the job.

Spend time choosing the right bags and footwear

Picking the right bags and footwear to go along with your clothing is another important factor that should not be ignored when attending an interview. Carrying a bag or suitcase that is appropriate for use in the office instead of a hobo allows you to convey a professional attitude. Footwear such as a dress shoe is ideal for men and wedges with covered toes and small heels are recommended for women.

Wearing the right attire to an interview allows you to create a good favorable impression with the interviewer as you walk into a room, and it will even ensure that you stand out from the competition.

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