What to Wear to a Job Interview:
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Before we discuss What to wear to a Job interview I think it’s important to understand what NOT to wear so there is no confusion.
As a general rule of thumb you shouldn’t wear anything you would wear in the home on relaxing on your day off or what you would wear to the gym or nightclub/bar.
List of what not to wear to a job interview:
Footwear: Flip Flops, Runners, Slippers or UGG Boots
Pants: Sweat Pants, Gym Pants, Blue Jeans
Hats: Caps, Toques/Beanies, Fedoras etc.
Tops: T-Shirts, Open Shirts (Guys & Girls), Hoodies, Sweat Shirts
Skirts: Short skirts
Other: Political Statements, Swearing, Dirty Clothes, Clothes with Rips or Tears, Over powering Perfume
These are non negotiable and you will not be taken seriously as a potential candidate if you wear these items.
List of what to wear:
Footwear: Business Shoes
Pants: Slacks, Dress Pants, Skirts
Tops: Collard Shirt or Blouse, Blazers
Skirts: Appropriate length
Ties: A must for high level positions but option for entry level
You should always dress professional to a job interview unless the employer/recruiter states otherwise. Never ask the recruiter what to wear to the interview because lets face it, you are an adult and shouldn’t need to ask. If a dress code is not specified then it’s safe to assume business casual/professional.
Students and young job seekers! You are not exempt from this and too often we see young candidates wearing sweat pants, caps or hoodies and runners. So, if you are serious about getting a job then dress like you are serious about it. NO EXCEPTIONS.