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How to Dress For a Job Interview


Your dress for a job interview is vital since it’s the first impression you make on a potential employer. Due to how important this is, we want to ensure you carry yourself professionally and are prepared for your interview. Here are some tips to follow with how to dress for a job interview and guarantee a great first impression!

Dress For A Job Interview With Professional Clothing

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No matter what, your job interview clothing should be neat, pressed, and clean. Generally, you should be wearing professional clothing such as a suit with a skirt or pants. Your skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably, as your blouse should coordinate well. Ensure that your attire isn’t too tight, short, sheer, bright, lacy, low-cut, or animal printed to ensure it is professional enough. Additionally, your suit should be comfortable and fit you well so you can showcase your best self.

Dress For A Job Interview With Clean Beauty

No matter which company you are interviewing for, you want to start with clean and natural beauty. Shower the morning of the interview, don’t forget deodorant, and wear a light perfume that won’t overpower the room. Make sure you have fresh breath before you leave by not eating or drinking anything before the interview. Your makeup should be light and natural, flattering your skin and sticking to neutral shades. Have neatly manicured and clean nails that are also painted in a neutral color, staying away from bright or unusual shades. As far as your hair goes, it should be neat, clean, and professional. Go with a conservative hairstyle such as a ponytail or an updo to look the most polished!

Dress For A Job Interview With Conservative Shoes

Shoes for your job interview should be conservative and in reasonably good condition. Find a fairly low-heel, and make sure they aren’t scuffed or run-down. Generally, you shouldn’t wear shoes with an open toe or back. A basic pump is the ideal shoe to wear since it is versatile, flattering, and will stay in style forever. Once you own a pair, you can wear it time and time again in the future!

Dress For A Job Interview With Minimal Accessories

Minimal accessories are key when dressing for a job interview. You don’t want your arms full of bracelets or long dangling earrings, for these can be very distracting. Both jewelry and hair accessories shouldn’t be flashy, distracting, or shiny. Instead, limit your jewelry to one ring per hand, or a nice watch. Another rule is that no jewelry is better than cheap jewelry, so be careful with what you pick to make the best first impression.

Dress For The Job You Want

Last but not least is one of the most important pieces of advice: Dress for the job you want. This means dressing in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying for. Though it’s good to show some personality in your outfit choice, you don’t want to wear something that you wouldn’t wear on the job once you start. This will avoid misrepresentation of yourself, while showing that you’re serious about your career. Your interviewer will know that you know about their dress code, and will fit right in due to your attire.

Show us how you dress for a job interview by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs @FavianaNYC!



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