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How to dress in order to get the job?

Many Lack The Basic Skills Of Dressing For Success

There is no doubt that dressing for success has a very large role to play in successfully getting the job or promotion you really want.

Many human resource articles speak about how many candidates turn up for job interviews wearing jeans, sweat suits, and even sneakers. Other applicants aren’t afraid to show pierced body parts, tattoos and spiked hair.

How to dress in order to get the job?Still others chew gum or show up in rumpled clothes or with their pants fashionably falling down.

One HR manager told of the appearances of young candidate’s who turn up for interviews with little or no dress sense for example one young man turned up with his trousers down below his hips, and suffered in silence of wanting to tell him for heavens sake just pull your pants up.

Many outlandish dress codes and lack of interviewing skills cost candidates the job and careers that could have fantastic impact on their life styles. Dressing for success really does make a difference in how you are perceived and act for an interview.

A Hr manager recently told me of the gentleman he interviewed for an accounting position. He had been out of work for three months according to him due to his age which was quite possible as his hair needed a cut and he had day old stubble which really aged him. He was wearing a worn shiny and crumpled suit. His shirt was grubby and he had on a tie that was spotted with various past meals.

He was up against another candidate who was around the same age and qualifications but made the most of looking at least ten years younger, clean shaven wearing a fashionable yet conservative suit with a crisp white shirt and contrasting tie.

How to dress in order to get the job?

Guess who got the job?

In the conservative and competitive business climate we find ourselves in today appearances do matter, so dressing for success is extremely important.

How to dress in order to get the job?It makes sense to dress your best for any interview, regardless of the dress code at the organization for example in the world of IT where casual dress is the norm, its not if you are in the sales team or competing for a management position.

If you’re in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it is best to err on the side of conservatism. It is much better to be overdressed than underdressed (or undressed). According to experts 55% of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look. It is also agreed that you don’t have to spend a lots of money.

Here’s a quick over view of the basics :

  • Solid color, conservative suit
  • Conservative tie
  • White long sleeve shirt
  • Dark socks, professional shoes
  • Very limited jewelry
  • Neat, professional hairstyle
  • Go easy on the aftershave
  • Neatly trimmed nails
  • Portfolio or briefcase

What Not to Bring to the Interview:

    • Gum
    • Cell phone(if you must turn it off during the interview)
    • Ipod
    • Coffee or soda
    • If you have lots of piercing, cover tattoos.

The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it’s always important to dress professionally for a job interview, even if the work environment is casual.