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!
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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