“First impression is the last impression”. “Proper dressing is just not a good habit; it’s a part of our manners”. Coupling these to impeccable statement delivered by great men, we can easily derive the importance of choosing the right suit for any event.
“First impression is the last impression”. “Proper dressing is just not a good habit; it’s a part of our manners”. Coupling these to impeccable statement delivered by great men, we can easily derive the importance of choosing the right suit for any event. Wisely choosing your attire and having confidence in yourself, projects a better face of us and help in easily leaving a long lasting impression on other.
There is no hard and fast rule for what to wear on the day of interview, but here are some guidelines to help you dress for success.
- INVESTIGATE THE COMPANY
Investigate about the company in advance that will help you get a good idea about the dress code being followed and more about the company’s culture. Ask about it your friends, family and surf the website of the company. Check the Facebook profile of the company and pay attention to what they are wearing.
- ASK THE COMPANY FOR MORE INFORMATION
One of the best sources to know more about the company culture and dress code is to call or send an e-mail to the hiring manager or human resources representative and clear out each and every doubt you have in our mind. It will help you guide in a proper way.
- STAY UP-TO-DATE
Wearing outdated cloths can give a lame impression. Wearing new, fresh style cloths help to send good message that you are in touch with the here and now and people will love to see a fresh, young style in their office. Don’t go too casual or dress like a graduated college student, dress like you have similar jobs or better.
- STAY COMFORTABLE
Just for the sake of standing out don’t make yourself uncomfortable. Discomfort hinders the projection of the best us and thus may steal our opportunity. The hiring manager didn’t know that. They may assume that you are nervous and inexperience. Wear an outfit that is tried, true and brings the best out of you.
Pick a shoe color that compliments your cloths (Black goes well with dark color attires and brown goes well with light color attires). Wipe down your shoes and polish them well before leaving for the interview.
- HAIRS AND FINGERNAILS
Having well-groomed physically is a part of first impression. Before you leave for interview make sure that you have a proper haircut and trim your nails. Use hair product for so it appears neat and tame. Even make your bread look good and well styled.
- AVOID TOO MUCH OF COLOGNE
You want to be remembered by your skills not by your cologne. Using too much of cologne can be distractive and irritating during interview. Smell good, but don’t be overpowering.
- JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES
As said, being up-to-date is good and stylish. Accessories add more style to your looks, but wearing too much of it or wearing a wacky prints, large size jewelry can be distractive. Keep your jewelry as minimum as possible.
- IRON YOUR CLOTHING
Stand-out in a better way using your skills and attire but not with the wrinkles and creases on your clothing. Your cloths should be perfectly ironed, free of stains or marks, fresh or else it will steal away the focus from you. Make sure there are no missing buttons on your coat or shirt.
Classic and solid color tie give more sober look to your attire. Classic colors include burgundy, black, blue, red and green. Choose tie accordingly so it matches your attire and the pattern of shirt. While a tie can be the focus point of your suit, keep it subtle so it’s doesn’t pull the focus away from you.
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