No matter how good you are on paper, the first thing a headhunter will judge about you is your appearance. The attire you choose for your next job interview will play a major role in the hiring manager’s decision, so it is important that you choose the right clothes.
Here’s a guideline that could help you out in your next job interview:
1. Pick Neutral Colors
Grey is the most popular color choice for corporate wear. This neutral color conveys power and professionalism when going to a job interview or an important meeting. If you want to play it up a bit, add pops of bright colors through jewelry, handbag or shoes.
Left: Theory Cecile B Tweed Dress, $295; Right: Rebecca Taylor Zip Dress, $385
2. Sexy but Structured
Wearing a revealing, tight-fitting dress is a big no-no when it comes to job interviews, unless you’re applying for a position that requires you to show off your body. But, if that’s not the case, stick to structured looks. Polished dresses allow you to show a hint of skin without looking too sexy. If the hemline is too short, wear stockings or leggings for cover-up.
Left: LRK Dita Peplum Dress, $390; Right: Camilla and Marc ‘Statesroom’ Collar Ponte Dress, $545
3. Consider the Work Environment
Of course, you have to consider the environment of the workplace. For casual and hip workplaces, you don’t have to go power-dressing too much. But, this doesn’t mean that you should wear jeans and flip-flops on your interview. Instead, opt for comfortable dresses that still display professionalism and competence.
Left: Club Monaco ‘Tyra’ Dress, $199; Right: Shoshanna ‘Mila’ Sweater Dress, $395