for the interview
he seemed to have it all right. Dark coloured pants, and a light
coloured shirt, a pleasant smile followed by a greeting… and unpolished,
scuffed leather shoes. It took no longer than a few seconds for
the interviewer to change his first good impression of the candidate.
is paying attention to clothing important?
maketh the man/woman… This is much truer during an interview, as
about who we are and how well we fit into the company.
a distinct role in creating a good first impression.
irrespective of the position, look for candidates who take their
job seriously and therefore your clothes, accessories, shoes, bag
all add to your image you are projecting during the interview.
of us have distinct styles of communicating about ourselves. Therefore,
it is just as important to plan your physical appearance as gearing
up to answer questions.
clothes should convey a professional image.
conservatively, unless specified otherwise.
in doubt, opt for the conservative style.
wear clean and neat clothing; make sure it is pressed.
a separate interview wardrobe.
possible, before your interview, find out how people dress at
the place of employment.
overdressing, as it is more likely to turn the interviewer off.
sure you are comfortable in the clothes that you are wearing –
unfamiliar or tight clothing might affect your performance
loud and gaudy colours.
mild deodorants instead of overpowering colognes and perfumes.
tips for men
or shirt and tie, preferably light shirt and dark coloured pant.
should be silk with a conservative pattern
how to tie a good knot in your tie
for the clean-shaven look unless you are sporting a well-groomed
should be neatly trimmed.
a clean hanky in your pocket
clean, recently cut, and neatly brushed hair
polished dark conservative shoes and dark socks.
not have visible body piercing (rings, earrings)
a light briefcase or portfolio case
saree, salwar or suit as per the job profile.
clothes and quiet colours are most suitable.
Use conservative sandals or polished shoes that goes well with
sure that your jewellery accentuates your professional attire
rather than detracting from it
noise-making jewelry such as anklets, bracelets.
should be neatly trimmed and conservative. Hair color should look
jarring nail polish colours, unclean nails.
very tight clothes and high-heeled shoes.
a briefcase instead of purse.
and accessories do not have to be expensive to make a good impression,
but they should always be in good taste and clean. They should also
be toned down rather than wild or extravagant. They should convey
simplicity and comfort.
want the interviewer's attention to be focused on you, not on your