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Published: 2017-09-19   

Ace that Job Interview: Know What to Wear

First impressions last, as the saying goes. Your prospective employer has the ability to read you and judge you within seconds.

First impressions last, as the saying goes. Your prospective employer has the ability to read you and judge you within seconds.

Kaya dapat ready ka. A job interview is your opportunity to make a great first impression on your potential employer. Dressing for success is a big part of the interview process. Are you prepared to make that terrific first impression?

Dapat ang interview clothes nakaplantsa na at ready to wear anytime, so you don’t have to scramble at the list minute to find a suitable outfit kapag may tumawag sa yo.You must look professional and polished. You should come in looking neat, tidy, and well-dressed.

According to an article from Huffington post, here are job interview attire basics.

A dark, two-piece, gray, navy or black suit is your best option when interviewing with a conservative company. Compliment it with a light colored blouse or cotton shirt. Steer clear from strapless, spaghetti straps and well-worn tees under the jacket. Women can wear a black suit easier than men because they can lighten the look with a soft colored blouse and accessories.

Pantsuit vs. skirt suit. A pantsuit is generally an acceptable choice for a job interview, although, there are still some exceptions depending on the company. When in doubt, ask the recruiter or Career Service counselor at your university for their suggestions and advice.

Tech companies and other casual industries. If the company or industry is known for its casual work environment, such as a laid back tech company, you may choose to tailor down your look without looking unkempt. Slacks and a dressy blouse, or a tailored skirt and blouse worn with a cardigan or light weight sweater are appropriate options. The key is to think in terms of “three pieces”. It’s always better to arrive slightly overdressed than underdressed.

A white or light colored, tailored shirt is an interview staple. Dress up your look with a necklace or other piece of conservative jewelry.

Shoes. A mid heel, closed-toe pump is a safe choice. Regardless of the current shoe trends, your shoe selection for a job interview should be professional and understated. The exception would apply to a creative position, or a position in the fashion industry where your choice of clothing should reflect the current fashion trends.

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