Prepare and practice for an interview. After the date and venue has
been set, allow time for enough preparation for the big day.
Remember that first impressions do last, so the way an applicant
look really does matter. Employers could easily give the verdict
based on the manner of dressing during the initial interview.
Better questions and service can be received if the appearance
itself commands respect. It is important to consider the
surroundings of the company granting you an interview. There is no
reason to be over dressed or poorly dressed during this very
significant day. In fact, it is a good rule of thumb to always
dress appropriately for any situation. All to often appearance is
glossed over. Some might say that the inner characteristics of the
person matter more, but in reality, you only have one opportunity
for a first impression. Make it count!
Although there are specific guidelines that can be followed, these
does not apply to all states like New York for example, where people
wear trendy up to extreme styles that are far away from the usual
fashion rules common people know. The rule of thumb should be to
wear something that could boost more confidence.
Below are the top ten do's and don'ts during an interview:
Avoid wild colored nail polish before the interview. The same
goes with long nails that could easily turn off some conservative
employers. These should be neat and very tidy looking.
Never wear jewelry that rattles and jiggles as you speak and move.
Try not to wear two or more rings or earrings. Piercing aside from
the ears is also a no.
Professional hairdo also counts
If you are a woman, wear closed shoes. Heels are very appropriate
as this gives more confidence to an individual and sense of respect
is also provided once they see the person wearing them.
Again, for the ladies, never bare those newly shaven legs. If
possible, use stockings regardless of the temperature. But make
sure not to use fancy colored ones. Only use those made for neutral
looking legs. These should also match the shoes.
Remember that a good suit or dress brings more confidence as well.
This will also allow more comfort and chance for the applicant to
answer comfortably or with ease.
Avoid short skirts for women. Wearing pants or leggings are a no,
no during interviews.
Wear the appropriate blazers just as long as they do not look
fashion outdated. Do not use any leather coats or jackets.