We all know the importance of first impressions. How we should dress for success. For some companies dressing for success means a suit. Others prefer business casual. Prior to your interview it’s important to get a feel for company culture through their social media channels, and dress accordingly.
Make sure you feel good in what you wear
Whatever you choose to wear, make sure you feel comfortable and well put together. If you’re uncomfortable with what you’re wearing, all the interviewer will notice is your discomfort. They’ll most likely assume it has something to do with how you’re feeling about the job.
Don’t wear new shoes for the first time. Who knows how they’ll feel once you get to the interview. If you think something is too loose or too tight, choose something else. Feeling good in the clothes you choose is as important as what you choose.
Don’t forget about how you smell
We are not here to remind anyone to take a shower before heading into a job interview. That goes without saying. What we are here to say is, no matter how much you love your favorite perfume or cologne or how great it makes you feel, don’t wear it. Many offices have a scent-free policy.
Even if that’s not the case you don’t know if the person interviewing you has a fragrance allergy. Even if they don’t, scents are distracting. You want the interviewer focusing on your skills and attributes, not on what you smell like.
Do a final check before you exit the house
Before heading out the door give yourself a thorough once over in a full-length mirror. Ensure you are wrinkle free. That you don’t have any pet hair tagging along with you, or lint.
If you look good, you’re more likely to feel good. If you feel good, you’ll have the chance to distract them for all the right reasons!