Learn What to Wear for a Job Interview - Know the Proper Attire

By: Bryan Burbank

What to wear for a job interview seems like a simple decision, yet so many people get it wrong. It is important that you see what the interviewer sees and it is always better to be slightly overdressed than to be to casual.

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When a man goes on a job interview he should always thing about wearing a 2 or 3 piece suit. Do not wear a sports jacket or a blazer. It is best if the suit is in a basic color such as black, navy, brown and gray. It should be pressed and should fit well, your shirt needs to be in a light pastel or a white color and fine stripes are acceptable. Your shirt should also be clean, crisp and well ironed. A tie that is tasteful is a great idea as well so keep in mind that your tie is a window into your personality. Nice shoes with the appropriate color socks are a must and the most important thing is not to forget to get your shoes shined. A fresh hair cut and a clean shaven face is essential. The last thing that you want the interviewer to think is, "What a Slob."

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Women have more options, therefore they have more places were they can go wrong. A tailored suit in a basic color is never wrong, a blouse with an appropriate neck line is also very important. Basic dresses and 2 and 3 piece ensembles are also ok as long as you keep in mind color, fabrication and length. Women keep in mind this is not a masquerade so keep the make up down to a minimum. Being well groomed is very important, make sure you look at your hands and nails because the interviewer will. Do not wear a cologne or perfume that will be overpowering. Make sure that your shoes are work appropriate and keep the accessories down to a minimum. Lastly your hair your hair should be work appropriate and not set so it looks like you are going to a disco or punk rock concert.

Good common sense is the best rule for dressing for success and if you are not sure then it is best to ask a friend or relative what they suggest. There are also many books and magazines that have section relative to this topic. Keep in mind it is always best to overdress and look professional.

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