Summary: Men may not have to worry about cleavage hanging out or what hairdo makes them look mature, but what they wear to an interview is just as important.
Dressing correctly for an interview may seem easy, but if you are just graduating from college and your wardrobe consists of board shorts and casual t-shirts or you are changing careers from artist to banker, there is a good chance that you need a makeover.
An interview is a crucial part of the hiring process. You worked hard enough to get your resume into tip-top shape so that you could get the interview. Now you want to find an outfit that gives you confidence, makes you look good, and lets you be comfortable as well.
There are three things to remember when getting ready. One, consider the industry in which you are interviewing. Two, no facial piercings or tattoos should be visible. Three, keep the colors of your outfit conservative.
Here are the specific guidelines for men:
- Facial hair needs a good grooming.
- Give your leather shoes a shine, suede shoes a brush, or your old shoes a makeover with new soles done by a shoemaker.
- Shoes must be closed toed.
- Keep jewelry and accessories to a nice watch. Men should absolutely not have earrings during an interview.
Whatever you pick does not have to cost you a lot of money. Pick one suit, and if you fortunate enough to get more than one interview with the same company, pair that suit with a different tie each time.
Don’t be afraid to ask what is appropriate to wear. Less business professional places like a graphic design company or advertising company may not expect attire so formal. In the end, it is best to be overdressed rather than under. When you show up to an interview in an outfit that is casual, you are giving the impression that your work ethic is casual. Showing up overdressed shows you care.
Photo: styleresumes.comMen’s Style – What to Wear for an Interview by Amanda Griffin