It’s very important to be prepared for an interview, and with that comes the way you present yourself. Before you say anything in the interview, you’re already making an impression by walking in and presenting yourself with the way you dress. There are some misconceptions relating to dress code in an interview because we have this traditional sense of the matter, but not every job requires you to wear a suit.

what to wear for specific types of job interviews

Dress for the Position

If you are preparing for an interview, you’ll have to do some extensive research on the position and company itself. We all should know this. While doing your research, you may want to dig deeper into the company. Try and find out some cultural aspects of the company including PTO, hours, breaks, age range of the employees, and of course, dress code. Depending on the company and job field, there will be differences in the way you dress. One thing people are unaware of is that it may not be the smartest idea to wear a business suit or dress for a company that may never require that outfit to be worn. Some companies in the marketing, creative, or web developing fields want to see the real you during the interview. If you never dress up in business wear for the job, then it won’t be necessary to wear a suit to the interview. You want to have a middle ground where you look professional and tidied up without overdoing it or underdoing it.

What to Wear for Specific Jobs

You want to make a good impression for a job interview, and you have to make sure you also don’t look unprepared regardless of what field you’re trying to get into. Here’s how you should dress for specific jobs:

  • Corporate – For men, you should wear a suit, or a long-sleeve dress shirt with a tie, slacks, and dress shoes. Your hair and facial hair should be neatly trimmed and professional. Jewelry should be to a minimum. For women, you should wear a suit or a suit skirt just below or above the knee with a blouse and dress shoes. Jewelry should be limited, and your hairstyle should be professional.
  • Business Casual – For women, khaki pants or dressier pants coupled with sweaters, knit shirts, and cardigans are recommended. For men, khaki pants or dressy pants with button-down shirts. Sweaters are a good look as well. Dess shoes and a tie are recommended.

What About When There is No Dress Code?

Sometimes the company may not have a dress code, and you may be confused on what to wear for the interview. This can be frustrating, but not to worry because there are ways to trump this. The best thing to do is to wear what you feel comfortable and confident in. This is where you can be professional and also show your personality with. If you wear a suit to an interview with no dress code, you may come off as a phony, but if you just throw some lounging clothes on, then you will come off as someone who doesn’t care about the job. You definitely do not want to act like Peter from the movie Office Space where he ends up wearing whatever he wants and acting care-free at work. Act as if you are going out to eat at a casual restaurant, or you have a casual date. The number one rule is dress to impress. If you don’t think you’ll impress anyone with your outfit, change your clothes.


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