We’ve all been there. Sat waiting for our turn in the interview room, looking around at the other candidates. Trying to remember the answers to all the interview questions we’ve researched. As time passes, we can feel our confidence waning, and now we’re worrying that we’re not dressed appropriately!
Getting the dress code right for your interview sounds simple. Just go smart, right? While there is some truth in that, you also want to stand out for all the right reasons. And there’s no point heading to an interview in a three-piece suit if the dress code is a relaxed one. Your potential employers may not think you understand the company ethos. It’s a difficult balance to get right. So, with this in mind, I’ve gathered some simple interview-style tips that will help you get it right the first time.
Always opt for eyewear
Stylish eyewear never goes out of fashion, and these days a good pair of glasses is seen as the best accessory. Not only do glasses make you look more professional, but they’re the perfect way to inject a little of your personality into your outfit, without being too outrageous or overbearing. If you’re looking for the latest styles, check out these glasses or a pair of the best blue light blocking glasses. There is a huge amount of options out there, from vivid colors to strikingly clear frames, rimless, round, oval, even aviator and geometric styles. You’re sure to find something to suit your budget and your style.
Make sure it fits
Clothing that doesn’t fit or isn’t flattering shouldn’t be considered for your interview. Not only could you be exposing a little too much flesh or be swamped under long, heavy layers. But you’ll spend the entire interview feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable, which will make it hard to concentrate.
If you decide on a skirt or a dress, always wear tights—even in the summer months. A skin-colored pair of tights is better than no tights at all. It just looks more professional and it’s a safer option.
Be wary of jewelry
Jewelry is fine as long as it is subtle and not overbearing. Simple stud earrings or small hoops are ideal. Avoid anything that is large, chunky, dangling or might rattle throughout your interview. It’s incredibly distracting for both you and your interviewer.
Make sure you feel good
Your clothing should give you a confidence boost and make you feel ready for the interview. If you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable then it’s not the right outfit.