Interview Dressing Tips for Men
Interview is the first face to face interaction between the employer and the prospective employee. It gives them the first impression about you as a person. Your clothes define the person you are, the interest and seriousness with which you have come for the interview, your acceptance of standards and norms, your attitude, your knowledge about professional etiquettes and so on.
It speaks volumes about you and may be one of the criteria that may affect their decision to recruit you or not. Knowledge, educational qualifications and communication skills do matter; however, a person who dresses up poorly is likely to create a poor impression on the employer.
You must wear clothes that just enhance or highlight the personality you have, and must make you feel and appear good. It should make you look smart, energetic, professional and pleasant. It should not mar your looks or make you appear dull, serious or carefree and unconcerned.
Follow the norm for the attire if the organization mentions it. If not, try and stick to the basic clothing pattern people follow. A full sleeves shirt with trouser is the ideal clothing you could wear for the interview. Top it up with a good watch, a matching sparkling belt and suitable tie to go with your trouser or shirt. Accompany it with well polished shoes.
You need to choose the colors correctly. For interviews, navy blue, light blue, cream, dark brown/green, half white, white are some shirt colors that you might choose. Avoid wearing shirts that have bright colors like red, orange or yellow. Similarly, avoid wearing colours like gray as it may make you look very serious.
Wear a plain shirt or striped shirt. Avoid shirts having floral patterns and designs.
Avoid wearing jeans for an interview. A cotton trouser with shirt tucked in and good quality belt will be the best. Choose colours like black, navy blue, dark blue, gray or half white for trousers. Wear trousers that fit you well; it shouldn’t be too tight nor too loose.
Do your hair well. Cut it short if it has overgrown or if it is falling all over your forehead. Push it back or set it well with a styling gel if needed.