We only have a few seconds to make an impression on others through our image. So, this short time is crucial when meeting a person. And even more so if they are the ones who will interview you for your possible future job.
A critical moment is when we must present ourselves in a job interview. Because there´s a lot of pressure that we feel between the meeting itself and who will interview us. And, of course, our image to project for that big day.
A question always arises: what to wear, and what not? This doubt comes when we want to attend the place we aspire to enter as employees. Since how others see and perceive us may depend on this.
To give the best impression and project the most professional image possible, today, we will provide you with the tools to succeed in that future interview. And your look will be impeccable and successful.
Tips on dressing for a job interview
Check beforehand what the dress code is like in the company
As much as possible, find out if there is a dress code within the company you aspire to enter. If you know someone who already works there or if you have visited previously, remember the style you have observed among the employees.
It is also important to find out about the position to which you aspire. And if it involves dealing with the public, its relevance or hierarchy, among others. All to give you a clear idea of how to dress appropriately for the interview.
Select your clothes based on your comfort
You must select clothes with which you feel entirely comfortable. By wearing tight or short clothes that do not fit us well and make us insecure.
This is reflected in our behavior, and others notice it. For this reason, it is essential that what you wear gives you comfort and safety.
So, avoid clothes that are not your size, necklines, openings, short garments, or that do not give you enough mobility.
Avoid brand new clothes that day
It is very tempting to go shopping before an interview and get ready with new clothes. Still, it is not advisable to wear clothes that you have never worn before and that you are not used to.
Because it can cause chafing or not stay as you expected, causing discomfort. If you want to wear brand new for the interview, try on the clothes beforehand and spend some time with them to get used to them.
Recreate the style of your future position
Remembering the first point a bit, we recommend that you go dressed as you should base your daily styling in case you enter the company. All according to the position you aspire to.
Say no to too busy looks
These are cases where less is more. We must project a professional image. For this, a simple, minimalist, clean, and elegant look is ideal. So, remove everything left over immediately and choose a little of everything: makeup and accessories.
Here it is about not bordering on an informality that makes you look incredibly casual. As well as reaching a high degree of formality that can be taken as out of tune or exaggerated.
Avoid prints and graphics Tees.
Because they are very striking garments and, in the case of graphics Tees, unprofessional. It´s better to leave them aside on this occasion and go for garments with single colors, dots, or discreet lines.
Check that the condition of the clothes is perfect
Check days before that the garments you are going to wear are in excellent condition. That is, they are not dirty, with stains, have broken or unsewn, loose threads, and very fundamentally, they are without a single wrinkle. So, wash the clothes if necessary and then iron them the day before to look impeccable.
Shoes must be impeccable
Choose your best pair for this occasion, but make sure they are the right ones for the event.
So, they should not be open shoes or sandals.
Go for a kitten heel closed in front of a running sole but still closed.
Check them before and if they are dirty, proceed to clean them to avoid bad times later.
Accessories complement our look, and you should use as few accessories as possible for this occasion.
The ones you will use should be small, minimalist, discreet, and elegant.
As well as earrings attached to the ear, some pearls, zircons, or a fine chain with a small and delicate pendant.
In the first place, it must be clean and combed. If you have curly hair, try to apply a styling product and keep your curls tidy and in place. If your style is straight hair, dry it and use a styling product for those unruly hairs. An option that does not fail is wearing your hair in a discreet and low ponytail.
Makeup, nails, and perfume
In the case of makeup, it should be as natural as possible. So, avoid wearing a full face with excess shadows, and dark colors to both eyes and lipstick. The nails must be clean, cut, and in perfect shape, with light and neutral-colored polish that can match the makeup. And about perfume, choose a soft aroma that is not invasive or leaves the place impregnated with it for hours.
The suit: a safe bet when dressing
The ideal garment associated with the work image is the tailored suit. It is elegant, sober, simple, and will make you look good at all times. So, if you still have not decided on what to wear, this is an excellent option.
How to dress for an online job interview
Remote work is today something familiar and a growing practice around the world. Despite this modality, companies also carry out individual interviews. So, even if you don’t have the same pressure, we must still take care of our image, so we recommend:
Lean towards wearing light colors
You must take care of your clothing equally. So, it would be suitable to use light colors. Mainly because the lights of the place where you are can affect you and, in this way, they can distinguish you more clearly.
Stick to the company dress code
As if it were a face-to-face interview, wear clothes that adapt to the dress code that´s worn in the company. And avoid wearing pajamas at the bottom, there´s the possibility of having to get up unexpectedly, and this will come out.
Avoid stained and wrinkled clothes.
These details can be seen even on a video call. So, follow the advice above and wear clean, pressed, spotless clothes.
As with clothing colors, makeup should also be carried naturally. Especially since the light from the screen and your environment can affect the image, avoid dark tones in this area.
Take care of the order of the room
Perhaps it is not a fashion tip, but it is for success. So, sit in an orderly place, give to others, and allow you to see clearly and without distractions.
An image says more than a thousand words. So, at the time of an interview, give the best you have and can recreate.