One of the crucial stages of any job search is the interview. This is where employers get to meet and know more about the applicants who aspire to work for them. Indeed you’ve got what it takes to be part of their company, and you have to show them that. Thus, the first step in letting them know that you’re the ONE, is by dressing right for the interview.
Here are some quick tips you should remember:
1. Dress with respect.
It is alright to follow the current fashion trends, but make sure that you wear clothes that solicit respect and not unwanted attention. This makes you look responsible, focused, and good-mannered-traits all employers look for in each and every applicant.
2. Dress appropriately.
Avoid wearing casual outfits such as shirts, denim jeans and sneakers especially when the job you’re applying for involves corporate work. You may see employees wearing these clothes, but you are still an applicant-you will only get that privilege once you get hired. This is a career search, not a treasure-hunt. Dressing appropriately also makes you look very much interested with the job.
3. Dress with confidence.
You may not be accustomed in wearing slacks, long-sleeved polo shirts or blouses, but this is one sacrifice you must make in any job application. Why not try these clothes at home first to see which makes you look smart. Once you find the right outfit, you would not only look good but also feel good. This would also make the interviewer see that you are talented, and brave enough for the job.
Keep in mind that first impressions are the ones that last, so better set the mark at your employer’s first glance.
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