Get the Job: Look the Part

Get the job, look the part

Once you have a time and date set for an interview, you need to make sure that you look the part. Dressing for an interview can be super stressful and leave you feeling more nervous. There are a few key things to think about when creating a look for an interview: Do I look professional for the position I applied for? Am I comfortable in what I am wearing? Your answer to both questions should be yes!

Looking professional and appropriate is so important. Doing this lets the people you are meeting with know you are serious about looking for a job and are respectful of the nature of the position you applied for. If you show up looking messy or not put-together people can often get the wrong first impression - and unfortunately with an interview you only get one chance. Think about how you would want to look in that position. How do you want people to perceive you then create your outfit accordingly. Similarly, don't over do it. Wearing a 3 piece suit or a formal dress to apply for a job in a local shop or restaurant may be a bit much. So, again know what you applied for.

As you plan your outfit for the day, make sure you are comfortable. This means not picking or at your clothes or hair. If you are uncomfortable, it's extremely likely the interviewer will pick up on that and can make you more nervous. Wear something that suits you and represents you.

Overall, remember you already got an interview - that is a HUGE set in reaching your goal and nailing the job. The interview is a necessary stepping stone needed to show you are serious and looking forward to working in your chosen field.