|My interview outfit|
- Consider the company, it's values, and potential position when deciding your outfit.
- Pair a neutral or dark color with a brighter hue.
- Invest in a few high quality and tailored pieces; nothing is more off putting than an interviewee in too big or too tight clothing.
- Closed heel and toe shoes are professional and always a winner!
- Jewelry should be minimal e.g. earrings and a ring OR earrings and a necklace; avoid pieces that make noise and/or get in the way of a handshake.
- Avoid showing too much skin, you want the focus to be on your words, not arms and legs. Long-sleeve blazers, knee length skirts and dresses, tailored pants, and simple dark tights are all viable options.
- If you must bring a handbag along to the interview, a simplistic small bag will do.
- Two professional hairstyles: hair down, low bun (not messy), or low ponytail. Leave the braids and other fun styles for when you get the job or for a creative position/company.
General Interview Tips
- Arrive 15-10 minutes early. If you arrive too early, the interviewer might be put off and feel uneasy.
- Bring along (written or memorized) questions to the interview to be asked at the end. This shows that you've put thought into the position and are really interested.
- Forgo the perfume, the interviewer might be allergic.
- Pop in a breath mint but spit out that gum!
- If the interviewer asks you if you like a glass of water or tea, politely decline. Secretly, they don't want to fetch you a drink and it wastes time.
- Bring along an extra copy of your resume and pen; it'll show that you're prepared.
- Think of answers to common questions beforehand but stray from making them sound rehearsed.
- Even if you don't have direct experience to the position you're aiming for, take situations, tasks, and skills needed for your previous job and apply to the new.
What's your go to interview outfit?