The question of how to dress for an interviewexcites everyone who starts to prepare for it. And this is not surprising: everyone knows that "they meet people by their clothes, but they see off by their wits", that is, to make a favorable impression you simply have to look good! This is necessary, but, unfortunately, not enough: your species should also demonstrate your efficiency, concentration, success and much more. How to implement all this?
"The closet is not small, but there's nothing to wear!"- probably, each of us at least once in my life attended a similar thought. For any woman, the issue of clothing choice is very painful: she starts shaking with nervous trembling from a single mention of it. We are able to spend more than one hour, choosing clothes for every day. Well, and when we need to understand how correctly to dress for the interview, the brain explodes, and the soul embarks on a free trip! We hope that the importance of choosing clothes is obvious to each of you, especially in such crucial moments as a conversation with a future employer. The first impression of seventy-five percent consists of an impression of appearance. And if you can not do anything with a big nose and thin legs, then you should be able to choose clothes that will emphasize your dignity and indicate what kind of good employee you are. Agree, it will be very strange if for an interview about the vacancy of the head of the department you come in ragged jeans and a rocker jersey. We, of course, exaggerate, but some applicants allow no less annoying blooper in the choice of clothing. In order for this to happen, carefully read the following tips and recommendations. Surely everyone understands that it is necessary to dress for an interview, according to generally accepted rules, in a business style. What does this mean? Strictness, moderation, restraint and conservatism in the choice of cut, color, fabric and accessories. Style "Kazual" is often inappropriate. This rule applies to most vacancies, but it, like in any other, has its exceptions. For example, for the position of a designer, non-standard solutions in the matter of choosing clothes are allowed (and sometimes even welcomed). Or if the company adopted an informal style: in this case, you will look strange in a strict business suit. You should know that even inside the business style there are gradations: strictly business, conditionally business, everyday, school, etc. ... Dressing for an interview, it is better not to go beyond the boundaries of strictly business style. Perhaps, when you get a job, the frames will be less rigid, but now, choosing between greater than required, severity or less, it is better to lean towards greater. The advantages of the business style are that it adjusts to the working mood, demonstrates the seriousness of your attitude to the matter, increases your respectability, and just for sure goes to you. It is impossible not to mention the corporate style adopted by the company in which you plan to work. As we already mentioned above, choosing clothes, you should give preference to business style, taking into account the traditions and rules that have developed in the organization. For example, there are companies that have their own corporate color, and you can use it by wearing the appropriate accessory, for example. There may also be "colors of competitors" - they should not be in your attire. Thus, you demonstrate the company's knowledge and loyalty. Choose clothes of "classical" shades: they include black, dark gray, dark blue, brown, dark green and other discreet colors. Pastel shades are also allowed. Accessories must be strict: small simple earrings, a thin bracelet or chain, a neat ring, a watch, a soft silk handkerchief, a business briefcase or a rectangular bag, shoes with a steady heel. By the way, one interesting fact: the presence of red details gives you additional confidence and significance in the eyes of the employer. So you can experiment with a red kerchief, for example. Remember that the most important thing in clothes is not so much its color and cut as its purity, neatness and accuracy. It's amazing, but some applicants allow themselves to come for an interview in a crumpled blouse! And then they wonder why the employer refused them. Carefully inspect the clothes you selected for the interview: are there any stains on it, do not dust stick to it (this is especially true of dark things), whether it has holes and various kinds of defects. It should sit perfectly on you - folds or tangled fabric are unacceptable. Your appearance is your business card, and it must be impeccable. Now a few words about the quality of the things you choose. Of course, no one expects you to come for an interview in a costly designer suit (unless you yourself do not claim to be a designer or top manager) - in most cases it will even be inappropriate. However, we recommend that you choose quality clothes from normal fabric, with good seams, without the presence of fake logos. Perhaps you know without us that buying good clothes does not necessarily mean spending two monthly salaries. In addition, the cost and level of clothing should be directly proportional to the post you are applying for. If you are applying for a vacancy with a salary of five thousand dollars, then the clothes of the "extra-lux" class is quite appropriate, but there is you want to work as a sales manager for a thousand, then your appearance should not scream that you and without work a lot of money, for example, that you are the daughter of wealthy parents. Then your motivation may be misjudged. Do not forget the final touches to your image. This is your makeup, haircut, manicure and choice of perfume. Hair is better to lay tightly and accurately, for example, smooth straight lines or make a business bunch out of them. Make-up should be flawless and natural: a smooth complexion, accentuated eyes and discreet shades. We recommend that you do a manicure using a clear or flesh colored lacquer - the so-called "French". Well, the final detail is the notes of a fresh and unobtrusive female perfume. Thus, the most important thing in choosing clothes for an interview is how it sits on you. There are a lot of options, so do not be lazy and choose among them what really suits you. The silhouette should be emphasized: the extra is properly concealed, and the beautiful one is highlighted. The color of your face can be accentuated by a suit that conceals possible traces of fatigue and age. And, finally, you must feel confident in the things that are put on you. You can look very respectable and cool, but if you are uncomfortable in all this, the employer will feel your mood. And, perhaps, he will not write it down to your excitement, but to a general lack of self-confidence and shyness. That's why psychologists do not recommend dressing in everything new - such clothes often binds us.
Bad advice, or how not to do
Your appearance should be a continuation of that,what you say, and an illustration of your business and personal qualities. You must be "stuck" in the employer's memory until he or she makes you an offer of work. However, this jam should be positive, not negative. Unfortunately, many candidates for some reason "prefer" the second scenario, dressed "as horrible", and recruiters later recall them as a nightmare. What are the most common mistakes of competitors in choosing clothes for an interview?
- Unkempt clothes: dirty, wrinkled, torn All this usually causes a feeling of disgust at the interlocutor. Agree, no one will want to see a person who causes such negative experiences. This is not to mention the fact that the phenomenon for an interview in this form is a signal about your inattention, irresponsibility, disinterestedness and other "deadly sins of the applicant". So for any defects in clothing - a strict taboo.
- Not wearing a piece of clothing: for example, by a size smaller or larger. Apart from the fact that your appearance makes a repulsive impression instead of a pleasant one, there are a number of very important points. The fact that a person can not even choose clothes that are more or less suitable, in some way speaks about his uncritical thinking, inability to notice mistakes and to cope with them. With the modern variety of the range of textile industry, you can always find something that is right for you, your figure and appearance.
- Disagreeable colors or wrong choice of them Will belook very strange if a woman who claims to be the chief accountant will come for an interview in a fuchsia-colored suit. As we already mentioned above, the choice of color should correspond to the post under discussion. Some candidates choose non-matching colors for their outfits, for example, they put on brown shoes for a black dress. Of course, any combination can be beaten, but often our compatriots do not know how to do it.
- The discrepancy between the style of the job in questionThis is a much more subtle error than the rest, but no less serious. The mismatch of your appearance of the vacancy in question means that you are not an appropriate candidate, and the employer is likely to refuse you. Dressing for an interview, remember: the person who conducts it, always has the image of an "ideal" applicant, and you should be as close to him as possible in terms of appearance, and in terms of business and personal qualities.
- Excessive sexuality Of course, no one willargue with the fact that you are a woman and should look feminine. However, short skirts, deep cuts and other details that cause sexual desire in men will not be entirely appropriate. Of course, sometimes they help get the desired job faster than it could be, but think - do you need this speed? After all, it is very likely that the employer will later try to reduce your relationship to the intim, and it will be difficult to prove that you did not think about such things.
- Excessive secrecy and severitythere is a discrepancy. Although previously we wrote that it is better to look a little more strictly than required, rather than less strictly. However, if you look much stricter, this is also no good to you as an applicant does not promise. For example, if a girl wearing a deaf business suit comes to the dancer's place in a nightclub, do not have to be a psychic to predict that she will not be hired.
- Bizarre accessories Interviewing is not somethingan event where you must show your ability to find and wear unusual clothes (unless you are not applying for positions related to this). The employer can be regarded as eccentric and nonconformist, and many of them do not like it.
These are the most common mistakes of applicantsin choosing clothes for the interview. Try not to allow them when preparing a meeting with the employer. On this we end with general recommendations and suggest you go to the most interesting, namely - to specific sets of clothing.
Interview in the summer
The weather on the street is excellent, sunny,the mood is wonderful, and on top of everything you will have an interview. Many girls ask if you need to wear pantyhose stockings in the summer, or is it allowed to be with bare legs? The answer depends on the severity of the dress code of the organization. In many offices and companies, bare feet are prohibited regardless of street temperature. In other organizations (for example, in the hospital, oddly enough), it is quite possible that there are no pantyhose on the legs of a woman in the summer. Now about clothes. In summer, like in winter, it's too inconvenient to choose clothes - it's too warm. However, you can find a way out of this situation and wear a dress for an interview. This can be a dress-case in the figure of thin cotton or a dress-safari (in the case of a relaxed dress code). It can also be replaced by a blouse with tucked up sleeves, put on in combination with a pencil skirt. Accurate black or beige boats on the hairpin and a small leather bag with handles will successfully complete the image. Add to this the watch and suitable jewelry - for example, a pendant on a chain and a beautiful ringlet - and onward, you are ready for an interview!
Interview in autumn
Autumn we have different: sunny-warm and rainy-cold. Agree, there are two options for clothing. For warm autumn interesting and elegant will be the following set: classic black narrowed pants in combination with a white blouse with front shirt or shirt with a collar-stand. On top of the shirt, put on a trendy and elegant black classic vest with a deep cut. The choice of shoes depends on the weather: if it allows, then the best option will be black shoes with an average wide heel. Finish the image of a rectangular business bag or briefcase, a watch and, if you want a note of creativity, a brooch on the collar. If the weather brings you down and the rain goes on constantly, then the shoes will have to be replaced by boots or boots. And why not offer you a new complete kit? This option will appeal to lovers of tenderness and severity at the same time. Its highlight is a fitted blouse of lavender color, dressed in a black or "graphite" skirt-pencil. Add to this a roomy but not bulky bag, discreet but romantic silver jewelry, watches - and you will "enchant" any employer! By the way, in cool weather, the question of outer clothing is relevant. The ideal option for the interview will be a black coat or a raincoat: knee-deep, fitted, of good quality.
Interview in winter
Winters are usually cold, thatimposes certain restrictions on the choice of clothing. An excellent option will be a wool dress knee or slightly higher: black, gray, in a cage - any less discreet and better than dark colors. Under the dress, put on a white shirt, and on your feet - tight black pantyhose and winter boots. Choose a suitable bag for style and volume, small round steel or silver earrings, a ring - and the image is completed. But many are cold even in warm pantyhose, and they prefer trousers. In this case, the ideal variant will be a trouser suit made of warm, but fine wool (under which you can even wear pantyhose) in combination with a shawl of white, pastel blue or pink flowers. It will be combined with a women's briefcase, boots with a steady heel and all the same ornaments. On top of the relevant will be a fitted sheepskin knee-high, a modest fur coat or an elegant thin down jacket, tailored like a coat.
Interview in the spring
Spring is a time of blossoming of everything and everything. This is the expectation of something new and enjoyable - for example, interesting work. To dress up for an interview about her I want to be maximally feminine and elegant. And what could be more suitable for this mood than the dress? Of course, it's not a pink dress on the back, but quite an elegant dress, sitting on a figure and emphasizing its dignity. Strict silhouette and the lack of a large number of decorative elements are mandatory. The color of the dress should go: for example, a dark emerald for redhead girls, dark blue for blue-eyed blondes and chocolate for brunettes. A universal version will be a light gray office dress with a dark blue bi-folded double-breasted jacket with a deep cut. You can focus on the waist with a thin black strap. As accessories, put on black shoes on the middle hairpin and medium-sized oblong bag. If you want a drop of non-standard, then choose the same accessories, but in lacquer. Dilute all this with a minimum of costume jewelry - and the spring kit for conquering the employer is ready!
In conclusion, I would like to suggest severalinteresting techniques that will help you in the difficult decision of the question of how to dress for the interview. Choosing an outfit for job interview, put it on, look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself the question: "What would I think of a person looking that way?" What impression does it make? ". So it will be easier for you to understand whether this garment fits for a conversation with a potential employer or not. There is another good technique to help you learn how to dress in a company where you want to get a job. For a day or two before the upcoming interview should be sent to the organization "scout", so he looked at the adopted style of clothing (and at the same time the company appreciated). Agree with a friend and ask her to go there under any pretext: looking for company X, employee Y or something else. If in the office everyone is dressed more or less informally, then you can wear a jacket, a T-shirt and jeans for an interview. And if strictly and in a businesslike way, the costume will be mandatory. That's all the basic facts that you need to know when choosing clothes for an interview. Agree, this is not the most alarming and difficult part of preparing for a meeting with a potential employer. All the same, the choice of clothing for almost any woman is a creative task, and its solution must always be approached with intelligence and interest. We advise you to read: