It is said that the first ten seconds are essential to create an impression about the person we interact with. To present yourself in an appropriate clothing is a form of respect and interest towards the company and the job for which you applied. The clothing should be in line with the position you are applying for and the daily outfit that you will later adopt.
What you will wear at your next job interview may prove more important than you might imagine. Because, whether you like it or not, the first impression you make to people is largely based on the way you look, and this first impression is formed, according to specialists, in the first 30 seconds after you enter contact with an unknown person. The specialists in the selection of the work force say that the way in which a person presents himself, from the point of view of the aspect affects the decision of employment and plays a major role in it. The person who hires you should see you in mind by performing the job for which you are interviewing.
According to the specialists, the way you look, the clothes and the attitude say a lot about you before the dialogue starts. A scruffy pair of shoes, a messy or messy bag or a too deep neckline can make a bad impression. In order to be safe, you must enter your strength, make the best combinations and have a flawless appearance. Wear your favorite blouse that makes you feel safe. It is not mandatory to combine it with a jacket. You can choose a combination of clothing to bring to light your personal style, without exaggerating by wearing for example skirts and extravagant colors. Still stay in a professional outfit.
Experts say that most, if not all employers, consider that people who dress appropriately for an interview can be more easily integrated into the team and can succeed by occupying the position removed from the competition. At the opposite end, those who dress inappropriately – too informal for example, have a more relaxed attitude regarding their work and tasks and do not respect the authority or etiquette in business too much. And it does not matter if this is true or not, what matters is that this is the perception of many people who make employers.
Do not be deluded, you are judged from the first moment you walk into a room, and the person who gives you the interview made an initial opinion about you from the first seconds he saw you, based on how you look. I’m sure it doesn’t seem right to you, but this is the reality in most cases. The interviewer expects you to dress appropriately for this situation. If not, you will understand on the one hand that you are not very interested in this job and at the same time that you cannot be successful in the workplace, because you do not understand the basic conditions in business. And if this is the case, it will be quite difficult to change his opinion by the way you present yourself, as you hold the interview.
Your appearance not only shows that you take this chance seriously, but also that you want to make a good impression and that you could easily integrate into the existing landscape in that work place. At the same time, a proper outfit, caring will convey to the one you are talking about respecting him.
Studies show that 80% of the candidates manage to build the right outfit, while 20% fail, either because they choose a casual dress or they try too hard.
The most important thing that you scroll through in an interview is the confidence in your strengths, and this is reflected not in the exaggerated neckline, in the tiny skirts and in a thick layer of makeup and in too much perfume. The way you elegantly display your strengths, the way you carry your confidence will make the difference.
You should be extremely careful when choosing the right outfit. It is very crucial to stay professional without losing your personal style. That is a very important aspect which you should consider.
Do and Don’ts!
- keep it simple, leave the gables at home even if you like them only a pearl necklace emphasizes femininity in a discreet and elegant way. While the massive necklaces, chandelier earrings or bulky rings, would give a note of seriousness to your outfit and convey the wrong message.
- wear a jacket, a shirt and a pair of pants that will look flawless on you, not be siphoned, be your measure.
- avoid strong colors even if you are a cheerful yarn.
- make sure your hair is OK; clean; caught in the tail or loose and well arranged.
- better to be dressed in four needles than too casual.
- regardless of the position for which you are interviewed, you must pay close attention to personal hygiene, makeup and hair. A simple, day-to-day makeup, using only the foundation, mascara and lipstick are sufficient. For nail polish, it is best to avoid strident colors and extremely long nails.
- the color palette is generally simple: black, blue, gray, dark green, dark purple, brown, ocher or even block combinations of these colors. The red is not for the office, nor the straw-yellow, the blue, the gold, the silver, the pink or other pastel tones.
- the bag should be kept in the business register, choose a large one, in leather and in dark colors.
- if you have thick arms, you must wear a jacket over a sleeveless dress; the material of the jacket does not have to work.