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Dressing for an Interview: Tips and Tricks

You’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams and it’s scheduled for next week. As you near closer to the date you think to yourself, “What am I going to wear?” This is a big question that most interviewees don’t give enough thought. Our awesome staffers here at High Profile have compiled some information on dressing for an interview, including the best colors to wear to an interview and why.

When you’re choosing your attire, be mindful of what you’re doing, who you’re meeting, where you’ll be and, most importantly, what image you want to convey. Remember, you want to stand out during the interview, not your hot pink blouse. There are three important things to consider when choosing an outfit:

1. Consider the color.  Colors convey different meanings in different cultures. For example, red and black are often conveyed as powerful colors. White suggests cleanliness, purity, and honesty. People often have a subconscious reaction to the color you are wearing.

2. Consider mixing and matching.  If you want to be professional and powerful, consider a dark suit with a bright colored blouse. You could also add a patterned scarf or tie for zest. Remember, splashes of color are acceptable but you don’t want to be over the top.

3. Consider the organization for which you’re interviewing. If you are interviewing at a place such as a bank or corporate office, consider being more conservative. On the other hand, if you are interviewing for an advertising agency, it’s definitely more acceptable to dress boldly.

Keep in mind that your social image and personal image are often two different things, but at the end of the day what you are most confident in is what will work best. When in doubt, ask a trusted friend or family member their opinion. For more tips on dressing for an interview, contact us today!