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How to Ace a Job Interview: Dress for Success

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 2

There are many things that a person needs to keep in mind when they are heading to a job interview. If you are serious about getting the job that you are going for, you need to look at the interview just like you would going to work. One part of the job interview equation that is often overlooked is the outfit that you are going to where. It seems that many people do not believe that first impressions count. In a job interview, the appearance that you give the interviewer when you walk through the door, can make or break your chances of getting the job. So what are the rules for how to dress for a job interview? How do you dress for success for the job that you want?
Research Your Company
When it comes to being able to dress for success for your job interview, the best place to start is to research the company that you will be talking to. It is a good idea to find out what type of presence the company has and how it likes to be portrayed in the public eye. There will be well established companies that are very steeped in tradition, think conservative. Other companies that you may have a job interview for may be cutting edge and trend setting. You need to match your outfit to the type of company that you will be going on a job interview for.
Dress Better Then a Day at Work
When you go for a job interview, you want to make yourself look good and stand out from the crowd of other applicants. While many people believe that it is ok to just dress like you would be going to work for the company, this is not how to get the job. To ace a job interview, you need to dress better then the dress code at the placing you will be applying to. An example of this would be with a company who allows their employees to dress business casual. You would want to dress in a very upscale business look for this job interview.
Clean and Wrinkle Free
This may go without saying but if the clothes are not at their best, it will not matter what you wear to a job interview. Clothes should be free of holes and worn spots. You want to make sure anything that you wear to a job interview fits you perfectly. The best idea is to lay out your outfit the day before and make sure that it is ironed and ready to go for the big job interview. This is how you land that perfect job.



Dec 26, 2009 1:19pm
very simple yet effective :)
Sep 29, 2010 6:02pm
A very informational article that serves IB well...Done very well, and clearly knowledgeable on the subject matter.
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