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How to...dress for a job interview

Allister Irvine
February 27, 2023

Preparing for a job interview can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to deciding what to wear. First impressions are important, and what you wear can impact how you're perceived by the interviewer. Here’s our advice on how to decide what to wear for a job interview.

  1. Research the company culture

Before deciding what to wear, it's important to research the company culture. Take a look at the company website, social media accounts and even the company's employees on LinkedIn. This can give you an idea of the company's dress code and culture. If it looks as though the company has a formal or traditional culture, it's best to dress more conservatively. If the company has a more casual or creative culture, you can be more flexible with your outfit.

  1. Dress one level above the company dress code

Even if your research shows that the company has a casual dress code, it's important to dress one level above what the employees normally wear. This shows that you are taking the interview seriously.

  1. Think about the colours you choose

If you feel unsure about colours, it might be best to stick with neutrals like black, gray, navy blue, and white because they are classic, professional, and won't distract from what you're saying.

  1. Pay attention to accessories

Accessories can add a personal touch to your outfit, but don’t overdo it. Keep your accessories simple and professional. Avoid wearing too much jewelry or anything that's too flashy. Make sure that your shoes are clean and polished.