The Per­fect Out­fit for Your Dream Job In­ter­view

Your sar­to­rial choices will con­trib­ute in cre­at­ing first im­pres­sions with your may-be fu­ture boss! Here's a low­down to your in­ter­view out­fit co­nun­drums!

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Job in­ter­views are scary. How should you pre­pare? What are they go­ing to ask you? What are you go­ing to wear?! Though ul­ti­mately non-sar­to­rial tal­ents will win you the job, your out­fit con­trib­utes ma­jorly to­wards it!

Q. Do I have to wear high heels?

A: The short an­swer is no, but they are still a re­ally good idea. High heels just look more pro­fes­sional. Look for closed-toe pumps with lit­tle or no plat­form and avoid wedges— too clunky and ca­sual. How­ever, if you must wear flats, stick to pointy toes since they tend to look more pro­fes­sional and pol­ished than round-toe styles or bal­let flats.

Q. How short can my skirt be?

A: In a more con­ser­va­tive, cor­po­rate en­vi­ron­ment, wear some­thing that hits at or just be­low the knee. But in more cre­ative en­vi­ron­ments it’s of­ten fine to show a lit­tle skin. In that case, stick to four fin­ger widths above the knee or less, to be safe. That said, just be­cause your skirt is on the longer side, doesn’t mean it has to be bor­ing. Your skirt is the ideal place to bring a lit­tle colour and print into your in­ter­view out­fit. Just make sure you pair a bolder skirt with a sim­pler top in a neu­tral colour like black or white and re­mem­ber to keep your ac­ces­sories min­i­mal.

Q. Do I need a brief­case?

A: No. Just make sure your bag is big enough to hold your re­sume with­out them get­ting bent—a struc­tured bag is good for this, ver­sus a big floppy tote. Also, take some time be­fore to clean your bag out. You don't want an in­ter­viewer to see in­side your bag and find it’s filled with a bunch of garbage.

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