Tips for women: How to dress for an interview

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Dresscode Tips for oing for interviews
Always dress professionally for an interview. When the interview is set up, ask your contact to kindly tell you about the dress code. While a skirt isn’t essential, you can’t go wrong in a suit or very well-coordinated separates. Showing up for an interview in a corporate setting while wearing a casual top and jeans may very well be a mark against you. Whether your suit is from Edgars or Stattafords, be sure that it’s clean and crisp.

When you’re job-hunting, be prepared to meet a possible contact around any corner. You wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to introduce yourself to someone because you were dressed inappropriately. You don’t have to walk around in a suit every day, but take on a business-casual look as the norm when you’re looking for a job—even when you’re not interviewing.

  • Avoid putting on too much perfume
  • Choose clothes that fit and flatter your body type. Wear business clothes, not disco attire, to a networking event. If you can wear those clothes to pick out lumber at the lumber yard, they’re not good enough for an interview at a professional office. If you can lift your head and the bottom of your shirt rises to reveal your stomach, don’t wear that to work.
  • Keep your hair neat, cut, and styled. A disheveled look will hurt your chances at the job.
  • Wear daytime makeup: no heavy eyeliner or glitzy shadows. Lipstick is more flexible, but it is usually better to wear natural shades. Wear makeup that makes you feel you’re at your best, but not colors that are overpowering. Make sure that someone notices you, not your makeup. Keep fragrances to a minimum.
  • Jewelry and accessories are your chance to express yourself. Wear jewelry that can serve as a conversation starter. When people pay you a compliment, you can offer the story of how you got it or where it came from.

Note: This is only a guide and might work for some and might not work for some. Always do your research when possible. Try visiting company website or social media pages to get clues on the company culture

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