Dressing up for an interview:
Interviews tend to be unnerving. You cannot predict how they are going to progress. However some aspects, especially how you dress, can turn the table in your way. An hour long is all you have to create an impact. Dressing can play a huge role in making your first impression last. Interviews are very formal. Here are five things to remember while dressing up for an interview.
Five things to remember while dressing up for an interview:
This is the first must do. You need to be neat and tidy. No matter what brand or clothes you wear if you are not clean and in order you are setting up yourself for a no.
Your attire has to be well ironed and crisp. Your clothes must not be torn. Even before you can do the magic of your words, your tidy look will put silent plus in the chart.
Not just the clothes, your nail must also be trimmed and clean. You might consider it a very small detail to be noticed but every tiny part can do wonders. Shoes should be matching and polished. Broken or untied lace shoe leaves a bad impression
Your overall look need to look organized. Your tie, the laces, buttons, cuff-links, all must be in proper order and shape. Synchrony is an important aspect which gives an overall impression of order and management.
Make sure your tie pattern matches with your suit. The tie knots must be smooth. Shirt properly buttoned. Always wear an under shirt beneath your dress shirt.
Wear the same color watch, cufflinks and tie pin, if you are wearing them. Place a pen in your pocket, it gives a professional and literate look.
Wear dress of your size. Not too big or too tight. A proper fitted suit will make you look handsome. Wrong size can make you appear messy and ignorant.
How do you know when you are trying too hard? Balance is the key. Don’t overdo anything. Comb your hair. Use a gel if you like but don’t drench your hair in gel to keep them in style. A fresh odor is important but smelling like you just showered with a perfume will not do.
Stick to the somber shades. Colors like brown, black, grey and blue are ideal for interviews. If you want you can wear patterned shirts, like checks, stripes, dots or self-print. However patterns like flowers and big prints will make you appear casual and easy. The way you dress, the colors you wear reflects your personality.
- Head and facial hair:
Properly washed and trimmed hair are a must for any interview. You must comb them and style them properly. Hair hanging on your eyes are always a big no for interviews.
Having a beard, clean shave or a stubble depends on your preference. Whatever style you carry it must be maintained. Over grown beard will form an overall disheveled appearance. Clean shave usually makes men appear younger. And stubble gives a mature, grown up look. You can select from either depending on your physique and how you wish to present yourself.