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What Not To Wear To A Job Interview

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When it comes to job interviews nowadays, wow, the pressure is more intense than ever. Not only do last years figures say that just 2% of applicants get to the interview stage, there are also more candidates applying for each role that we’ve ever seen. What this means is, just one wrong move can completely blow your chances of getting the job you worked so hard to get. This includes wearing the wrong thing.
The worst thing you could find out after not getting the job is that, while your resume and experience were impressive, your appearance cost you the role. That is why we have come up with a list of the worst things you could wear to a job interview.

Badly Fitted Clothes
There are a time and a place to wear oversized and comfortable clothes, such as when you are wondering what to wear on a long distance flight, but not in a job interview. The same with wearing clothes that are too tight or too small. Wearing ill-fitting clothes won’t just look bad, though, it will also affect your confidence. If you don’t feel comfortable then it will project onto how you perform in the interview. We can’t stress this enough; if you have an interview coming up, go and out splash a little on an outfit that fits.
Being Underdressed Is Bad
We get it, every job requires a different outfit. It could be your job interview is a creative digital agency and everyone there wears casual clothes and you want to fit in. Dressing down, however, isn’t worth the risk. By all means, dress how they do once you’ve got the job, but when it comes to the interview itself, it is always worth dressing too smart than it is too casual. Oh and always take the conservative option if you aren’t sure about colors or something.
Too Many Accessories
There is nothing wrong with wearing some understated jewelry. Diamond pendant necklace or stud earrings, the kind of thing you would find on the Whiteflash store here are the sorts of things you can wear because it can add to your style and class and professionalism. But making a statement with your jewelry is a no go; a job interview just isn’t the place to be doing that. You may feel like something is missing from your outfit, but it is better to play it safe than take a risk on something that could go against you.
Items That Distract

This can sometimes be a tough one because you want to stand out from the other people that are interviewing, but you don’t want to do over and end up distracting the interviewer. As such, we urge you to always err on the side of caution. If you were meant to stand out you’d do it with your personality, resume and experience, not with your outfit and like we said earlier, there is nothing worse than knowing you lost the job because your neon high heels and low-cut shirt were distracting. This means toning down your outfits, your makeup, and your colors. Basically nothing too trendy.


This is a contributed post.

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