The appropriate interview attire can make all the difference in how the hiring manager views you. Your personal appearance is a critical component of that all-important first impression when you walk into the room for your interview.
So plan ahead!
Some people don't think about what they're going to wear until the morning of the interview. Then they scramble to find something that's appropriate, clean, and doesn't look like it's been slept in.
Imagine putting on that rarely used suit an hour before your interview and discovering that it no longer fits!
Plan your job interview outfit in advance, try it on to make sure it fits well, and get it cleaned and pressed if necessary.
When deciding what to wear, think "conservative business attire." Even if you are interviewing for a field job in which you'll wear jeans and steel-toed boots, those clothes are not appropriate for the interview. It's always better to dress "up" than to dress "down."
Here are some interview dress preparation tips:
Remember, your goal is to look professional and conservative. This applies to makeup, nail polish, jewelry, body piercings, tattoos, etc.
If there's any chance that the interviewer might not like it, no matter how "cool" it is, don't let it show!
For even more information about job interview questions and how to answer them, consider the "Job Interview Success System."
One of the 5 key components of this system is a 31-page report entitled "How to Give Job-Winning Answers to Interview Questions." In addition to giving more tips and strategies on general answering techniques, it lists 45 of the easiest, toughest, silliest and most common job interview questions as well as how to respond to them.