Dress For The Job You Want

by Nov 19, 2019

As fashion icon and legendary actor Billy Porter’s Aunt Dorothy says, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” This is especially important during job interviews! If you’re looking for a good way to get started on your fashion quest, listen to the folks over at TopResume: “Always dress a bit more professional than the average employee at the company.

How can you figure out what average workers are wearing? It’s simple–research, research, research! Here’s your first step: figure out whether the organization has a dress code. Companies may make it easy for you and flat-out dictate what employees can and cannot wear. How can you crack what that code is? Check out these tips from Indeed: “If you’ve checked the company website and social media pages but still can’t determine the dress code, try calling the company’s HR department. Explain that you have an upcoming interview and would like to the know the appropriate dress code.”

Once you know what you CAN wear, think about what you SHOULD wear. Consider this key question: how do you want to be perceived? Your look should convey that you will be a reliable, dedicated employee right from the start. Ultimately, you don’t want your appearance to distract from your interview answers. When in doubt, stick to neutral colors like black, white, grey, khaki, or navy. Make sure, too, that you’re wearing something you feel comfortable and confident in! That way your personality can shine through what you have to say.

While outfits can provide would-be employers with clues about you as a holistic person, with the above tips, you won’t have to worry about what to wear and can focus on preparing your answers to potential interview questions.

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