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1. I Dress the Part
The second you walk into a job interview, the interviewer already has developed their first impression of you. This impression is based on how you are dressed, how well-groomed you are and the way they perceive your energy. Lucky for you, you have complete control over every aspect of that first impression.
Find out ahead of time what the company dress code is. You can find this information by going to the company website and looking for photos of employees. How are they dressed? If you can’t find photos, you can also call the office manager or listed number on the website and explain that you are coming in for an interview and would like to know about the dress code.
Once you find out about the dress code, plan to dress a step up from it. Over time, many employees become more casual in the way they dress, so you should always dress a little bit nicer than the dress code to be sure you look appropriate. For example, if the company has a casual dress code (jeans and tshirts), dress business casual (dress pants and a nice top). If the company has a business casual dress code, dress in business attire (suit and tie). When in doubt, opt to dress in full business attire. Ever heard the phrase, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have?” That’s a good mantra for your interview attire.
When deciding on your interview apparel, make sure your outfit is appropriate. Women should be sure dresses and skirts are not too short or tight, necklines are not too low, and all clothing is clean and freshly pressed. Men should wear properly fitted, clean suits with sleeves of the appropriate length. How your clothing fits will contribute to the hiring manager’s impression of you. Don’t give them any reason not to hire you based on your appearance.
Another big part of dressing the part for an interview is personal hygiene. Take a shower the day of the interview, take time to dry and style your hair, and smell nice without wearing too much cologne or perfume. The goal is to look put together without distracting from your skills as a professional.