Make a good impression at first glance, it’s important! If you wear clothes that you feel good about, you will be more confident.
The first impression you give the interviewer greatly depends on your appearance. If you feel that you are at your best, you will be more confident and this feeling will translate into your body language and your way of expressing yourself. There are no absolute rules; recruiters notice different details. Nevertheless, you can enhance yourself and increase your credibility by following these ten general tips for choosing your next interview look.
1. Adopt good hygiene: Pay special attention to the care of your face, nails and the cleanliness of your hair. You don’t want your interview to perceive you as a dirty individual.
2. Do not wear excessively strong perfume: Some people have serious allergies; you do not want to bother them when you arrive. So, you must ensure that your perfume smells as mildly as possible.
3. Learn about the company’s dress code: The dress code of an advertising agency is certainly not the same as that of a financial company. The communications, web, animation and VFX industries are known for maintaining a corporate culture that values creativity. Employees who express their originality through their clothing style are often perceived as more creative by their peers. If you are looking for a job in one of these industries, do not hesitate to demonstrate your personal creativity, while maintaining a professional appearance.
4. If in doubt, wear a dark colored suit: Avoid getting dressed all in black. Even though the dress code of the company is very casual, do not wear jeans. You have not yet landed the job, the recruiter must feel that you are making efforts to present yourself well.
5. Get inspired by fashion trends: Bet on classic pieces that you can match with fashionable pieces. Fashionable clothes will give you a trendy and avant-garde look, a sought-after quality in certain fields.
6. Follow the general rules of style: Match the color of your belt to that of your shoes. Wear the right size clothes and socks of the same color as your pants (although patterned socks are very popular right now … even by our prime minister!). Make sure your pants do not show your ankles when you cross your legs.
7. Wear sober colors: In as much as it is important that you look good, it is also necessary that you don’t look too colorful. You do not want to distract the recruiter with too flamboyant colors.
8. Avoid extravagant accessories: Same comment here. The interviewer should be able to focus on what you say.
9. Do not wear clothes that increase perspiration: The stress of an interview can certainly cause sweat problems. If you are likely to end up with halos under your arms in an interview, plan the shot by wearing lightweight fabric clothing under your arms and a dark color.
10. Be aware of your non-verbal language: Keep your posture upright and slightly inclined forward. Make eye contact, smile, nod your head at the right time and pay attention to nervous twitches!