When attending a job interview it’s important to make a good first impression, if you dress too casual you could risk looking unprofessional and this could lose you the opportunity of getting the job you’re applying for. However, sometimes people dress too smartly for a job interview and this could give the impression that you are trying too hard, especially if your outfit outsmarts the interviewer. Therefore it’s important to get the correct balance and this all depending on the company and position that you are applying for. Below are some tips to help you choose the right dress code.
The safest option when attending a job interview is to wear a dark suit with a plain shirt and tie, just be careful that the shirt and tie combination don’t clash, you can usually buy these as a set to avoid this from happening. When attending a job interview it is important not to wear brightly patterned or animated ties and shirts as you don’t want to give the impression that you are not taking the job interview seriously. It is especially important to dress conservatively when attending a job interview in a highly classed company, especially if you are applying for a job in the financial business. Pin striped suits however are seen to be very tasteful and professional.
If you are attending an interview with a less prestigious company a pair of casual trousers and a shirt is likely to be suitable. However you should avoid denim at all interviews as this is seen as denim is seen as very casual. If you are unsure the safest option would be to overdress and attend the interview in suit trousers, shirt and tie as you can always remove your suit jacket if you seem to be overdressed. The most important thing to remember is to ensure that you are clean, shaven and have clean hands and fingernails so you give the impression that you are well groomed and take pride in your appearance as if you get the job you will be representing the company.