How to Dress for a Job Interview

How To Dress For a Job Interview

The first impression is often considered the most important one when you go to a job interview. The first judgement a potential employer and interviewer is going to make of you is how you look and what you are wearing.  With this in mind, it is important to dress professionally for a job interview, regardless of the work environment.

To make a great first impression at your job interview, a suit and tie is your ideal selection. The following tips should get you set for a successful interview.

Tidy, Professional Hairstyle

Nothing says unprofessional quite like messy, unclean hair.


Choose a solid colour, like dark grey or navy.

Long-Sleeved Shirt

Make sure your well-ironed shirt coordinates with your suit. White is often the preferred choice.


Select a smart tie that coordinates with your shirt and suit.


Nothing that stands out. Just a simple belt to keep your trousers up and keep you looking professional.

Dark Socks

Hopefully they will not be seen by your job interviewer, but just in case.  Make sure they’re smart and go with your suit.

Smart Shoes

Dirty, unpolished shoes are noticeable. Make sure your shoes are clean and polished the night before.

Limit your Jewellery

A ring on the finger, a simple stud in the ear is adequate. No need to overdo on the jewellery.

Your CV

It should look professional and something the interviewer may want to refer to during the interview.

What to Avoid Taking to an Interview:

Mobile Phone Switched on

You don’t want to interrupt the interview with a ringtone or text message alerts by leaving your mobile phone on.


Your potential employee doesn’t need to know what music tastes you have or how loud you like to listen to it.

Visible Tattoo’s

If you’re one of the cool kids and have a collection of tattoo’s, cover them up at the interview.  Some employers are still put off by these.

Be sure you have tried on your clothing prior to attending your interview to make sure that everything fits as it should, and prepare your clothes the night before so there is no rush on the day itself.

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