The job interview is one situation when the first impression is definitely the most important. But you don’t want what you’re wearing to take centre stage. You shouldn’t really wear a leather skirt to a corporate law firm, or a full-on suit to interview at a brand new start-up. With that in mind, I’ve posted below my thoughts on what to wear to a job interview — whether the interview is for a corporate, creative or start-up position.
Remember KISS— keep it streamlined and simple.
- A suit
- A white blouse — best to keep it simple in that area
- Classic black pumps. Not so high that you can’t stride down the hall with confidence
- A straight-laced black bag
- Silver jewelry — it’s classic and classy
They’re likely looking for personality here, so go for something a little more fun and, well, you.
For this interview, best to tone down the fashion with a capital F and remind everyone you’re here because of what’s in your head, not on your shirt.
- A cropped, sweater blazer
- A pencil skirt
- Textured pumps
- A super-sized tote to carry your tablet, computer, hard drive and two phones. It helps if it’s reminiscent of a school bag—youth is key here, kids
- An over-sized watch
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