So you’ve submitted your resume and set up an interview date. After making a good impression on paper, it’s time to make a good impression in person.
One of the most daunting things about a job interview is deciding and knowing what to wear. It is all dependent on the company you are interviewing with and their culture.
Here are some tips to help you choose the outfit for the important day:
1) Before you select an outfit, research the company culture. Look up pictures of current employees on the company’s website or social media pages: this is probably the easiest way if you don’t have a clue on what to wear to the interview. When you see the pictures, replicate the employees’ style. If they are mostly dressed in black and white dress pants and shirts, dress like that for the interview. If they have on colorful attire and are very fashion forward like fashion magazine employees, wear something similar.
2) If there are no pictures, the Internet search engines are your best tool. You can easily search up outfits people wear to the industry you are interviewing for.
3) Ask your friends and family for their opinions and job interview experiences. The more help and advice you get from others, the more confident you will be in the final outfit you choose. This is because you know people have experienced it and you aren’t just putting together an outfit randomly.
4) If none of the above works for you and you still don’t know what to wear, remember this tip: when in doubt, go the traditional route and wear a nice pair of black dress pants and white dress shirt (tucked in) with black dress shoes. Also remember that your first impression with your employer can either make or break the interview. So it’s always better to be over dressed than under dressed.