CoedUgly did a great post on interview outfits. It’s centered around getting an internship for college students but the outfit still applies.
It depends on what type of company you are applying for, and the specific role you are looking to get into.
Most of my previous jobs have been with tech companies, so a dress shirt and jeans did the job.
What field are you looking to get into?
Thanks for the tip, I would never think of wearing that outfit and it works, but her confidence shows and thats what makes it! But yeah I guess it depends on the job really. “What field are you looking to get into”? didn’t think that question would be so difficult to articulate. As a singer and a recent graduate, I have been looking at more creative jobs, like something within publication or literature related. Been studying for ages so its all about having fun, but London is very expensive so it would be nice to find a job that allows me to still have a life and pursue other interests.posted over 7 years ago
I agree with helenz, depends on where and what company, cause what if your interviewer has zero sense of fashion and you decide to out do it they’d probably think your all fashion and no brains but then what if your interviewer was valvo or custo, then you know you’d have to step your game up and make sure your decked out in accessories, well I say wear your style dont out do it but dont underdress.posted over 7 years ago
I have had to interview many people. Yes, this depends on the type of job, but even if you are going for a creative job, chances are the person interviewing you may not be, and definitely the person who has the money to hire you (Finance Department and/ or the boss) more than likely is not at all either…
1. Dress so that the person remembers you for you, not for your patterned, loud top, your wrist tattoo, clanging metal bracelets, or anything that might distract the person interviewing you. When you leave, they will either remember you by your name (very good), a place where you had worked before (normal), or a distinguishing characteristic, like “stiletto girl” or “hipster” (not good because they are not remembering you, what you said, or what you could bring to the company, just a visual fact about you)
2. Keep it simple.
3. Make sure your clothes fit well and you are comfortable in them. It makes you look more nervous than you probably are when you are tugging at your blouse or shifting your skirt down.
4. No greasy hair! And if you have bangs, trim it so it is not getting in your eyes. (I say this from experience)
If you get hired you have all the time to show your unique fashion sense. Just remember to smile and have a good resume. (not by experience , I mean formatted correctly, no spelling errors, etc…)
yikes. I am such “the man”....
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I would wear a pencil skirt with a nice blouse, tights and ballerinas or low heels. I would keep it black. Concerning the hair I would do a ponytail or vintage curls, like Dita Von Teese, and I would keep the make up simple.posted about 3 years ago
I’d wear a nice blouse of a color that stands out and makes the interviewer actually has a memory of my interview. I’d pair that up with a cute pencil skirt.posted over 2 years ago
I work at an office and I tend to wear black trousers, pumps, a nice blouse and a blazer. I keep the make-up simple but make sure to give my face a good coverage.
Good luck with your interviews!posted over 2 years ago