How to Appropriately Dress For An Interview

Looking your best for an interview is important. This is the case whether it is conducted in person or via a video link. The tips below can be used to ensure that you do not forget the little things that can ruin your overall look.

Consider updating your glasses

Most people who wear glasses only change them when they need a new prescription. This is OK, but it can leave you wearing eyewear that looks dated and does not fit in well with the way you dress.

Companies such as eyebuydirect have a wide range of eyeglasses to choose from, which means you are sure to find a pair to suit your own personal style. All you need to do is to choose the right frames and upload your current prescription. It could not be simpler. The best retailers offer rectangular, round, browline, and dozens of other style options. So, finding a pair that suits you is not difficult.

Before your interview, clean your glasses thoroughly. Smeared lenses are a sign of bad grooming.

Choose an outfit that is job appropriate

A decade or so ago, practically everyone would have worn a suit to a job interview. If you want, you can still do so. But, generally speaking, the type of outfit you choose to wear should reflect how you would dress on the job. For example, if you are applying to work in a bar where jeans and t-shirts are the norms, that is what you should wear. But, you still have to dress smartly. Your clothes need to be freshly laundered and your outfit should be well put together.

Dress in a neutral way

It is also important not to be too radical. Find out how current employees dress. This will help you to get the balance right.

Later, when you land the job, you can start to dress in a way that better reflects your personality. For example, if there is nothing in the dress code preventing you from doing so, you can wear a bright shirt and tie.

Wear comfortable footwear

Choose your footwear carefully. It needs to be comfortable enough for you to be able to walk to the interview venue. You want to enter the room looking confident, not hobble in. So, if you decide to buy new footwear for your interview be sure to wear it around the house for a few hours to break them in.

Take care with your grooming

Getting your hair cut, having a shave, or trimming your beard before the interview is essential. You should also shower and put on deodorant. If you are going straight to the interview from your current job and cannot do so, use these tips to freshen up. Or, better still, stop off at the gym or pool and take a proper shower.

Provided you follow the above advice, you should turn up looking good for your interview. But, don’t forget to look in the mirror to double-check that you have not missed anything important.

Dragan Sutevski

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