How to dress for an interview: on clothes meet ...
- General recommendations
- Bad advice, or how not to do
- Interview summer
- Interview autumn
- Interview winter
- Interview spring
- Finally ...
The question of how to dress for an interviewHe cares about everyone who starts to prepare for it. And no wonder: we all know that "meet on clothes, and escorted to the mind," that is, for the product of favorable impression, you just have to look good! This is necessary, but, unfortunately, not enough, your view should also demonstrate your efficiency, discipline, success and a lot else. How to realize all this?
"Wardrobe me not a little, but nothing to wear!"- Probably every one of us at least once in their lives visited a similar idea. For any woman question related to the choice of clothes, very painful: it begins to shake the jitters from one mention of this. We are able to spend more than one hour, choosing clothes for every day. Oh, and when we need to understand how to dress for an interview, the brain explodes, and the soul embarks on a free trip!
We hope that the importance of the choice of clothing is evident toeach of you, especially in such crucial moments, like a conversation with a prospective employer. The first impression is seventy-five percent consists of impressions from the exterior. And if with a big nose and skinny legs, you can not do anything, then choose clothes that will emphasize your strengths and point out what you are good worker, you must be quite capable.
Agree, would be very strange ifinterview for a job head of department you come in torn jeans and a t-shirt rocker. We, of course, exaggerating, but some soiskatelnitsy allow at least annoying blunders in matters of choice of clothing. To avoid this, please read The following tips and advice.
Surely everyone understands that for an interviewYou need to get dressed, according to generally accepted rules in business style. What does this mean? Austerity, moderation, restraint and conservatism in the choice of cut, colors, fabrics and accessories. Style "casual" is often inappropriate. This rule applies to most jobs, but it, like any other, there are exceptions. For example, allowed for the post of the designer (and sometimes even encouraged), innovative solutions in the garment of choice issue. Or if the company has adopted an informal style: in this case, you will look strange in the strict business suit.
You should know that even within the business stylehave their graduation: strictly business, shareware business, everyday, school, etc. ... Dressing for a job interview, it is better not to go beyond the strictly business style. Maybe when you get the position, the frame will be less severe, but now, choosing between more than required, the severity or less, it is better to bow to the majority. Pros business style lies in the fact that it sets up a working mood, shows the seriousness of your relationship to the business, increases your respectability, and just for sure is you.
It is impossible not to mention the corporate style,adopted by the company in which you plan to work. As we have mentioned above, choosing clothes should be preferred business style, taking into account the prevailing tradition in the organization and rules. For example, there are companies who have their own corporate color, and you can use it, put on matching accessories, such as. There may also be "competitors colors" - they should not be in your outfit. Thus, you will demonstrate awareness and loyalty to the company.
Choose clothes "classic" colors: These include black, dark gray, dark blue, brown, dark green and other low-key color. Admitted as pastel shades. Accessories must be strict: simple small earrings, a bracelet or a thin chain, trim ring, watches, soft silk scarf, business portfolio, or a rectangular bag, shoes with stable heels. By the way, an interesting fact: the presence of red-parts gives you more confidence and importance in the eyes of the employer. So you can experiment with a red handkerchief, for example.
Remember that the most important thing in clothes - isnot only its color and cut, as its clean, neat and tidy. Surprisingly, some applicants can afford to attend an interview in rumpled blouse! And then wonder why the employer dismissed him. Carefully inspect the clothes selected by you for the interview: whether her spots, does not stick to it whether the dust (this is especially true of dark things) that there are no holes in it and various defects. She must sit perfectly on you - the folds of cloth or bristling unacceptable. Your appearance - it is your calling card, and it should be perfect.
Now a few words about the quality of things,you selected. Of course, no one expects you to come in for an interview in doroguschy designer suit (unless you do not lay claim to the post of the designer or top manager) - in most cases, it will even out of place. However, we recommend that you choose a high quality clothes from normal tissue, with good joints, without the presence of fake logos.
Perhaps you know without us, that the purchase ofgood clothes does not necessarily imply waste of two monthly salaries. In addition, the cost and the level of clothing should be directly proportional to the position for which you are applying. If you are applying for a job with a salary of five thousand dollars, the class "extra luxury" clothing is quite appropriate, but there you want to work as a sales manager for a thousand, your appearance does not have to shout that you and without work a lot of money, for example, that you - the daughter of wealthy parents. Then your motivation can be properly assessed.
Do not forget the final touch to your image. It's your make-up, hair style, manicure and a selection of spirits. Hair is better to lay strictly and accurately, for example, smooth or direct business to make them a bundle. Makeup should be natural and perfect: smooth complexion, accentuated eyes and discreet shades. We recommend that you do a manicure with transparent nail or skin color - the so-called "French." Well, and the final part - it notes of fresh and unobtrusive feminine perfume.
Thus, the most important thing in choosing clothes forinterview - this is how it sits on you. There are plenty of options, so do not be lazy and Collect among them that you really fit. Silhouette should be emphasized: the excess correctly hidden and beautiful - allocated. The color of your face can be emphasized suit that hides possible traces of fatigue and age.
And finally, you should feel confident inthose things that you put on. You can look very respectable and cool, but if you are uncomfortable in all of this, the employer will feel your mood. And perhaps he will write him not to your excitement and a total lack of confidence and shyness. That is why psychologists are not recommended to dress in all new - such clothes often binds us.
Bad advice, or how not to do
Your appearance should be a continuation ofwhat you say, and an illustration of your business and personal qualities. You have to "get stuck" in the employer's memory as long as it does not make you a job offer. However, this jam is to be positive, not negative. Unfortunately, many female candidates for some reason, "prefer" the second scenario, dressed "at random", and recruiters later recall them as a nightmare. What are the most common mistakes job seekers in choosing clothes for a job interview?
- Untidy clothes: dirty, wrinkled, torn
This usually causes a feeling of disgust atinterlocutor. Agree, no one wants to see more human, causing such negative experiences. This is not to mention the fact that the phenomenon to the interview in a way - it is a signal to your carelessness, irresponsibility, lack of interest and other "sins cmertnyh competitor." So any clothes defects - a strict taboo.
- Not sitting on the figure's clothes: for example, a size smaller or larger
Besides the fact that your appearance instead of a pleasantproduces a feeling of revulsion, there are still a number of very important points. The fact that people can not afford even the clothes are more or less the right to choose, in some way speaks of his uncritical thinking, inability to detect errors and to celebrate them. In the present diversity of textile range, you can always find something suitable for you, your figure and appearance.
- Mismatched colors or wrong of their choice
It will look very strange if a woman,applying for the position of chief accountant, comes to the interview in a suit fuchsia. As we have mentioned above, the choice of color should match the positions discussed. Some female candidates choose for their clothes mismatched colors, for example, put on a black dress brown shoes. Of course, any combination can be beat, but often our compatriots do not know how to do it.
- Inconsistency clothing style discussion posts
It is much more subtle error than others,but no less serious. Inconsistency your appearance discussed job says that you - the wrong candidate and employer, chances are you will fail. Dressing for a job interview, remember: a man, his conducting, there is always the image of the "ideal" of the applicant, and you better be as close as possible to it in terms of appearance, and in terms of business and personal qualities.
- excessive sexuality
Of course, no one will argue with the fact that you -woman should look feminine. However, short skirts, deep cuts, and other details that cause male sexual desire, are not quite appropriate. Of course, sometimes it helps to get a desired job faster than it could be, but think - whether you need such speed? It is likely that the employer will then try to make your relationship to the intima, and it will be difficult to prove that you did not think about such.
- Excessive secrecy and severity
Here it is also a question of non-compliance. Although we wrote earlier, that look better a little more strictly than necessary, rather than less strict. However, if you will look much more severe, it is also not good to you as the applicant does not promise. For example, if the position of the dancer in a night club come a girl dressed in a dull business suit, not need to be psychic to predict that it would not take the job.
- Whimsical accessories
Interview - this is not an event whereYou have to show your ability to find and wear unusual clothes (unless you are applying for positions related). The employer may be regarded as an oddity, and non-conformism, and many of them do not like.
These are the most common mistakes job seekersin choosing clothes for a job interview. Try to avoid them in the preparation of the meeting with the employer. This concludes our general recommendations, and suggest that you go to the most interesting - namely, a specific set of clothes.
The weather outside is great, sunny,wonderful mood, and on top of that you will interview. Many women ask if you need to wear a summer tights, stockings, or allowed to be with bare feet? The answer depends on the severity of the dress code of the organization. In many offices and companies bare feet are prohibited, regardless of outside temperature. In other organizations (eg, in a hospital, oddly enough) it is permitted to no stockings woman legs in summer.
Now about clothing. In summer as in winter, choose clothes uncomfortable - too warm. However, you can find a way out of this situation and to wear to a job interview dress. This can be a dress-case of the figure of a thin cotton dress, or Safari (in the case of a weakened dress code). It can also replace blouse with sleeves rolled up, worn in combination with a pencil skirt. Neat black or beige pumps heels and a small leather bag with handles successfully complete the image. Add to that a suitable clock and jewelry - for example, a pendant on a chain and a beautiful ring - and forward, you are ready for the interview!
Autumn we can be different: sunny-warm and rainy-cold. Agree clothing options should also be two. To warm autumn interesting and elegant to the next set: classic black trousers narrowed in combination with a white blouse with a shirt front or jacket with stand-up collar. Over the shirt, wear trendy and elegant classic black vest with plunging neckline. The choice of shoes depends on the weather: if it allows, then the best option will be black shoes on a wide-heeled average. Complete the image of the rectangular business bag or briefcase, watch, and if you want a touch of creativity, a brooch on the collar.
If the weather fails you and the rain is constant,the shoes have to change to boots or ankle boots. And why not offer you a new full set? This option will appeal to fans of tenderness and severity simultaneously. His zest - is waisted lavender blouse, tucked into black or "graphite" pencil skirt. Add to this ample but not slouchy, low-key but romantic silver jewelery, watches - and you "ocharuete" any employer! By the way, in cool weather topical issue of outerwear. The ideal option for an interview will be a black coat or raincoat: foot, close-fitting, good quality.
Winters we usually cold thatimposes certain restrictions on the choice of clothes. An excellent option would be woolen dress knee or slightly above: black, gray, into a cell - any discreet and better dark colors. Under the dress, wear a white shirt, and on his feet - thick black tights and winter boots. Choose a suitable dress in style and volume of the bag, small round steel or silver earrings, ring - and the image is completed.
But many cold even in warm tights, and theyprefer trousers. In this case, the ideal option would be a pantsuit of warm, but thin wool (for which you can even wear tights) in conjunction with the shirt of white, pastel blue or pink flowers. Will combine with the female briefcase, boots on the steady heel and all the same decorations. Above is appropriate waisted sheepskin knee, modest or elegant coat thin jacket tailored like a coat.
Spring - a time of flourishing of everything. This expectation of something new and enjoyable - for example, interesting work. Dress for the interview she wants to about the maximum feminine and elegant. And what could be more appropriate for the mood than a dress? Of course, not pink dress in frills, but it is a elegant dress sitting on a figure and emphasizing its advantages. Strict silhouette and the absence of a large number of decorative elements are required.
The color of dress you should go: for example, dark emerald green to red girls, dark blue for the blue-eyed blondes to brunettes and chocolate. Universal version is light gray office dress, put on a dark blue short-cut double-breasted jacket with a plunging neckline. You can emphasize the waist with a thin black strap. As accessories, wear black shoes with medium heels and medium-sized oblong bag. If you want a drop of non-standard, select the same accessories, but in the lacquer. Dilute all minimum jewelery - and spring set to conquer the employer is ready!
In conclusion I would like to offer someinteresting tricks that will help you in the difficult deciding how to dress for an interview. Choosing a dress for an interview about the work, put it, look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself: "What would I have thought about the man, so-looking? What impression did he produce? ". So it will be easier to understand, whether the clothes fit for a conversation with a potential employer or not.
There is another good technique helps to knowhow to dress up in the company where you want to get a job. A day or two before the upcoming interview, it is necessary to send to the organization "Scout", so he looked at the adopted style of clothing (as well as the company appreciated). Agree with my girlfriend and ask her to go there under any pretext: the search company X, Y, or employee of something else. If the office all dressed more or less informally, you can wear to the interview jacket, T-shirt and jeans. If strictly and efficiently, the suit will be required.
That's all the basic facts that you have toknow when choosing clothes for the interview. Agree, this is not the most disturbing and challenging aspect of preparation for a meeting with a potential employer. Still, the choice of clothing for almost any woman - is a creative task, and to solve it we must always be approached with intelligence and interest.</ P>