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How to Dress for a Job Interview | Resume 2 CV

How to Dress for a Job Interview

May 12, 2021

When considering how to dress for a job interview, use your best judgment and do not overthink it. You should choose clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident — nothing that you would have to tug or pull at or something that would wrinkle easily on your commute to the interview.

Dress for a Job Interview

  • Start by researching the company’s dress code.
  • Follow our workplace attire.
  • Choose clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident.
  • Use your best judgement and do not overthink it.
  • Avoid revealing clothing.
  • Choose clothing accommodating to the climate and season.
  • Check for stains, snags, pet hairs and holes.
  • Ensure clothing is pressed and wrinkle free.
  •  Avoid revealing clothing and anything that does not fit properly.
  • Check for stains, snags, pet hair and holes. Make sure it is cleaned and ready a few days before your interview.
  • The night before the interview, lay out or hang up your outfit. It should be out of reach of children, housemates or pets.
  • How to match your outfit to the workplace
  • Because you have already researched the company, you should have a sense of the workplace and what level of formality is appropriate. Look at photos on their social media sites to get a sense of what people wear at the office.
  •  For more casual workplaces, professional-looking casual job interview attire is appropriate. For women, this could mean:
  •  Dark jeans, a blouse and cardigan
  • A knee-length skirt and button down shirt or blouse
  • Both options can be worn with flats or heels, avoid open-toe shoes
  • For men, this could mean:
  •  Dark jeans or slacks and button down shirt or polo
  • Any closed-toe shoes that are neat and clean.
  • For a business casual environment, you will need to dress up a bit more. For women, this could mean:
  •  Black or navy dress pants or pencil skirt
  • Button down shirt and cardigan or jacket
  • Flats or heels are appropriate
  • For men, this could mean:
  •  Black or navy dress slacks with a belt, button down shirt and tie
  • A blazer is optional
  • Oxfords or loafers

For a formal workplace, wear a dark-colored suit. For women this can be a tailored dress with matching jacket or suit pants or skirt with matching jacket. For men, this means suit pants and jacket with a button down shirt and tie.