It’s not an easy task to get a job these days. So when you do get called for a job interview you’ll want to make the best impression. There is one simple method of doing this: dress for it.
Does that surprise you? Despite our increasingly casual world, what you wear at the office can affect your job prospects and overall career!
So, follow this easy rule for any job interview: err on the side of overdressed. Even when the company you happen to be interviewing for has a relaxed work environment, if you show up in jeans and a sweatshirt you’ll make a bad first impression. Dressing up demonstrates that you respect the interviewer and take the position you’re interviewing for seriously.
In the workplace you should still think about the clothing you wear. Even in a casual place you can continue to look sharp. Should you just grab yesterday’s jeans off the floor and run out the door you won’t be noticed. People that put more thought into their style stand out from their peers, which is never a bad thing if your boss is looking to promote someone!
It goes without saying that looking good is not a substitute for being a good worker. Actions will always speak louder than appearance. That said, standing out because you are a great employee AND a smart dresser isn’t a bad thing!