It’s the night before your big interview and you’re staring at your closet with no idea what to wear. Dressing the right way for the interview helps you make a great first impression. Below we’ve compiled some tips on how to dress to the nines for your next interview.
Dress According to the Culture:
If you’re not sure what the culture is at the company where you’re interviewing, it doesn’t hurt to ask. In your correspondence with JSK Recruiting, ask what the dress code and culture is like. This will show that you are prepared and taking the opportunity seriously. Keep in mind the context of the industry you are applying to work in – you might look up competitors of the company and see what their culture is like, since it will likely be similar.
When in Doubt, Dress Conservatively:
In a situation where you are still unsure about the dress code of the office, it is always a good idea to dress more conservatively. For men, it’s a good idea to bring a suit jacket because you can always take it off. Women can wear skirts with hemlines that are no more than one hand length above the knee.
Make Sure Clothes are Cleaned and Pressed:
Wrinkles in your interview attire can show the interviewer that you are careless and unprepared. To prevent this, take some time to iron your clothes, or stop at your local dry cleaner to get your interview attire cleaned and pressed. We recommend doing this at least a week beforehand in case the dry cleaner takes longer than predicted.
Stay Away from Flashy Colors:
You can never go wrong with wearing a simple dark skirt, blouse, or suit when going in for an interview. The interviewer should not be distracted by your clothes when looking to see if you are a good fit for the position.
Take these helpful tips into consideration for your next interview, and remember to call JSK Recruiting after completing the interview.