Everyone knows the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” What you wear for an interview is important. Before you even open your mouth the first thing an employer sees is your outfit. The professional attire you choose is a statement of how you want to be perceived by that employer. Pick an outfit that you feel confident in. When going into an interview you want to think that you are going to get a job. Confidence is key.
Research the company and try to grasp a feel for their culture. Some offices wear suits and ties every day while others wear shorts and flip-flops. You do not want to feel out of place. The type of industry you are going into will play a part in your professional attire choice. For example, you are not going to wear shorts and flip-flops for a job at an accounting firm.
Present yourself neatly and pay attention to detail. This is your first impression with your future employer it is okay to be dressier than the company’s dress code. Stick to solid colors rather than loud obnoxious prints.
Add personality to your professional attire and accessorize wisely. If you decide to bring a bag choose a briefcase or handbag over a backpack. When choosing shoes make sure they look nice, are well-polished, and are the appropriate heel height.