How to Dress for Interview Success

At the time, it can feel like one of the most daunting events ever. In truth, there are far more important things in life than an interview (believe it or not!) so don’t fret, but something that can help you immensely in this situation is what you are wearing.

In short, first impressions matter. Studies have shown that you’ll probably have seven seconds to make a good first impression – and beyond that it becomes very difficult to change those initial perceptions. As such, you need to arrive with a bang, and this is what today’s article is all about.

Bearing this in mind, before you hurry over to REISS to browse their latest range of stylish workwear, take a look at our simple tips for success when it comes to dressing for an interview.

Always opt for solid colours

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to interviews is distracting the person on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, this is something that happens all too often, and it is usually because you are wearing an outfit full of patterns, or a rainbow of colours, that can’t help but catch their eye.

Suffice to say, there is an easy way around this. Instead of trying to be creative, stick to the safe, solid blocks of colour. These can be regarded as more elegant, but more importantly they aren’t going to cause any form of distraction in the slightest and allow the interview to just concentrate on what you say.

Dress for the occasion

This next point might seemingly border on the obvious, but give us time. When we say dress for the occasion, we are referring to the practice of dressing appropriately for the role in question. In other words, if you happen to be applying for a high-end corporate position, opting for casual clothes isn’t going to do you in any favours.

On the flip side, perhaps if the job in question involves manual work, you might be able to wear more casual garments. Of course, whatever camp you fall into, you should always look to opt for overdressing rather than the alternatives.

This means that if you are ever in any doubt, a suit is going to do you more favours than casual clothing.

Sure, you might get a few raised eyebrows if your potential workplace is casual, but they will also appreciate that you are simply trying to make an effort and this can work to your advantage immensely.

The finer details can make a world of difference

Finally, while you might be paying attention to your three-piece suit and all of the other so-called major garments, don’t let the finer details slip by.

When we talk about these details, it can range from polished shoes right the way to a properly ironed shirt (note the emphasis on the word “properly”).

Sure, you can spend a small fortune buying all of your garments, but if you don’t take appropriate care of them it perhaps signals to the interviewer that you are not going to be the person for the job.

Sophia Anderson

Sophia Anderson is a blogger and a freelance writer. She is passionate about covering topics on money, business, careers, self-improvement, motivation and others. She believes in the driving force of positive attitude and constant development.