What To Wear To Your Interview
Your impressive resume, extracurricular activities, volunteer work and high praise from past employers may get you the interview, but the only thing your future boss will be transfixed upon while you prattle off the same answers to the same questions they’ve heard all day, will be your ostentatious tie, lumpy suit or wrinkly shirt. Allow them to focus on the subtleties of your awesomeness through your answers by giving them the freedom to overlook your appearance altogether. Or at the very most, leave your interviewer with a wet appetite wanting more by intriguing them with the perfect interview tie, shirt and suit combo.
Hint: It’s simpler and cheaper than you can imagine.
Don’t Hide From Formalities
A firm handshake says a lot about a man. A firmly pressed trouser tells them your serious about the interview, delivers a fine first impression and potentially solidifies your future with the company. A pressed shirt is even more important due to the fact that it helps frame your face, it’s nearly eye level with the interviewer and if you go with white or light blue… (which, if I had my way, you would…) then a wrinkle really steals the show and the attention of the only person in-between you and your potential dream job will be on your unpressed shirt rather than your handsome face! Don’t lose that job due to a wrinkle.
Classic Doesn’t Mean Boring
I will be the first to admit, I’m the king of going overboard. Why wear black when there is a red? It’s my personality. But… for an interview, you want to portray a sense of sensibility and subtlety. Nothing says I don’t know what I’m talking about like a loud suit to an interview. Huge checks, bold stripes or polka-dots will get you laughed out of an interview faster than a greyhound chasing a lure.
So… What Do I Wear To An Interview?
At the end of the day, your focus is to wow the interviewer, bring the focus to you and your face and ultimately… get the job. So, if the suit makes the man, then go for a suit that is powerful and understated from it’s subtle colors like navy, brown or grey. Strength from the cut making sure the hem of the pants and sleeves are perfect, the waist is nipped in, the shoulders are cut perfectly and the armholes are just high enough so they aren’t uncomfortable. But finally, pick a tie that brings the whole look together.