If you are going to a job interview, you know that first impressions almost always matter more than what you say. If you walk into the job interview and you look like a slob, the person interviewing you isn’t going to even hear what you have to say.
What you wear says a lot about who you are as a person. Even if you don’t have a lot of money or you don’t have the best style, there are certain silhouettes that you can wear to really impress someone.
Let’s take a look:
Shoes You Can Walk In
Choose shoes you can walk in, whether they are comfortable heels. If you get far enough into your interview, they may want to walk you around the office and introduce you to people – you don’t want to do that with a wince on your face. Make sure you wear heels or shoes that you’ve worn before and you can actually walk in – do steps, go up ramps, and stand in.
A Pencil Skirt
A black pencil skirt is appropriate for many different events – which is why it is something you should invest in if you can. A pencil skirt can be dressed up or down, looks good in movement, and isn’t too stuffy or too casual. In fact, it is one of the best things you can wear to work whether you are interviewing for a position or you’ve already worked there a long time.
A Good Bag
If you are going to be reaching into your bag to get resumes or information, make sure it is a professional bag. Don’t carry around your purse that you wear on a daily basis – you know the one that has a granola bar crushed at the bottom? Instead, bring something that is classic and clean.
A Professional Top
A professional top doesn’t have to be boring – you can a top that is fun and still makes you look like you can get the job done. Just make sure that you aren’t showing too much cleavage, you can’t see your underwear through it, and it doesn’t cling to you. Just make it something that you’d wear to visit your grandmother in. If you doubt the shirt, throw a blazer or a cardigan over it to make it even more professional.
Good luck on your interview!