A job interview is your opportunity to make a great first impression and landing your dream job. Dressing for success is very important during your interview process. If you’re wondering what to wear to an interview, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you must look professional and polished. Below are our top tips on how to dress for interview success:
#1 – A creative job
Examples: writer, editor, photo editor, film, graphic designer, art director
Try to go for something comfortable but not to trend-driven either. Shoes should be closed toes, pants should be black or dark denim and keep your accessories to a minimum.
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#2 – A client-based corporate job:
Examples: law firm, real estate, public relations, sales, marketing, advertising or account executives
Make sure you are well groomed and don’t wear too much makeup. Have your hair clean and simple. Never wear perfume. Invest in a nice blazer. This can be used to dress up anything from simple blouses to well-cut trousers. Again, shoes should be closed and no higher than three inches.
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#3 – A fashion job:
Examples: Fashion editor, buyer, stylist, designer, merchandiser, assistant, sales
Keep clothes simple and instead make accessories the focal point. Have stylish shoes, a sharp bag and modern jewellrey that shows your great taste. Don’t try to be too fashion-forward, clothes shouldn’t be distraction.
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#4 – A finance job
Examples: banking, consulting, hedge funds, accounting, insurance, research analyst, stock analyst
Appear conservative and professional.Wear a dark, two-piece pants suit or skirt suit. Lighten them up with a white or softer coloured blouse and conservative accessories. Bring an extra pair of tights.
#5 – A tech/startup job
Examples: Engineer, coder, product manager, designer, communications, content strategist, IT
Many startups are full of young people, and many of them foster a very collegiate atmosphere, so the biggest fear people have here is being overdressed in a sea of hipsters. Show that you’re serious about the position without being overdressed. Opt for dark denim and a tucked in blouse, or a stylish skirt with a chambray button-down or basic sweater, and accessorize from there.
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