What Not To Wear To A Job InterviewYour outfit tells the interviewer quite a lot about you before you’ve had time to introduce yourself. Let’s consider some of the things you should never wear to an interview
Apart from preparing for questions you might face during a job interview, you also need to prepare your outfit. After all, it’s the first thing a potential employer will notice about you.
It also tells the interviewer quite a lot about you before you’ve had time to introduce yourself. Let’s consider some of the things you should never wear to an interview
Anything that shows too much skin
Wearing an outfit that shows off your cleavage or your shoulders to an interview is not appropriate. These kinds of outfits should be kept out of the office environment. Instead, rather choose something that is flattering, but covers you up more. That doesn’t mean you have to wear long sleeves in summer. You can wear short or ¾ sleeves and a variety of necklines, just don’t show too much off.
Extremely casual clothes such as jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, and shorts
These do not belong at a job interview, no matter how casual the company might be. Always err on the side of caution by wearing something more appropriate to an office. That doesn’t mean to say you can’t wear something that complements your personality. It means that your general look should portray you as confident, appropriate, and respectful.
Don’t show your underwear
It might be in fashion to show off your bra straps, or even your bra, but visible underwear is just not going to impress a potential employer. He or she is probably not interested in your attempt to follow the fashion trends. In fact, showing bits of your underwear off such as boxers sticking out of your pants is probably going to turn your interviewer right off.
Don’t wear clothes that are too tight
Once again, super-tight clothing might be on trend, but that doesn’t mean it belongs at a job interview. Instead, choose clothing that fits well, and not too closely. A tailored dress or ensemble in a neutral color that suits you is a great bet for just about any interview. Pair with good quality shoes and a professional-looking bag, and you’ll be good to go.
Don’t wear too much cologne
Fragrance is a very personal thing, and if you cover yourself in it for a job interview, you’ll probably put the interviewer off. You might want to leave off fragrance entirely, or you could stick to scented soaps or shower gels, and matching body butter for a subtle veil of fragrance.
Wear something appropriate for the position
If you’re being interviewed for a creative job, don’t pitch up in a conservative suit. Try to be creative in what you wear for such a position. You need to show that you are creative and will fit into the environment. On the other hand, if you’re interviewing for a job in a bank, a suit or tailored dress are mandatory. In that situation, it wouldn’t be advisable to show just how creative you can get in the fashion department.