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What To Wear To A Job Interview

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

By Nkem Okorie

Congratulations! You’ve landed a job interview! All your hard work applying has finally paid off. When it comes to interviews, first impressions are very important. The first judgement an interviewer will make when you walk in is going to be based on what you’re wearing. Your interview attire should project your credibility and personality. That’s why it’s important to wear the appropriate attire for your interview. Business professional is a traditional form of attire that should be well fitted on you and wrinkle free. Business professional attire is mainly for consertative jobs such as banking, finance, health, law, or government. Business casual isn’t as traditional but, the attire still gives a professional impression and is office appropriate. Business casual attire is good for office type jobs, retail, warehouse, or secretarial and assistant positions. 

These interview outfit ideas will certainly help you make a great first impression and will show the interviewer that you are well put together and organized. 

Business Professional Attire for Women

Business Professional Attire for Men

Business Casual Attire for Women

Business Casual Attire for Men

Like your outfit, your hair and makeup should also not cause a distraction. For men, that could mean a clean cut look and for women less makeup and less jewelry. Avoid wearing flashy and bright colors when picking out your outfit selections and make sure to iron your clothes the night before your interview. Although what you wear to the interview is critical, nailing a job interview lies mainly in your answers. So, make sure to practice for your interview and research the company.

Good luck! 

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