5 practical tips for the right outfit to application
In the case of an interview, the first impression can be decisive, which is why, in addition to a sympathetic appearance, clothing is also an important factor which should be taken into consideration when preparing for the first acquaintance. But do not worry if you follow a few rules, then there is no reason to be nervous.
In the following, we have compiled 5 practical tips for men and women who can help with the selection of clothes for a job interview:
1. The right outfit gives security
In general, the rule of thumb is: Anyone who is well-groomed, self-confident and authentic will collect positive points. Try talking calmly and relaxedly - your CV has already convinced the potential new employer. Now (only) the appearance at the first meeting has to be right. Even if you are mentally upset and a bit insecure, it is advantageous to "come over" as calmly and confidently as possible. It can help the right outfit, who feels well dressed, usually appears more confident.
2. Stay yourself
Of course, you should still be yourself, your counterpart will notice it immediately if you pretend. This also applies to your appearance: Stay true to yourself despite dress code. What does that mean in concrete terms? Before you think about your outfit, make sure that the "basics" are correct. By that is meant that your shoes are clean, your clothes ironed and your hands cared for. Even if it seems superficial: Man uses his eye to identify certain characteristics. If the candidate is unkempt, it is quite possible that the staff member derives from this that makes his work just as messy.
4. Dress code for men: The main thing "he" is good
What a man should wear during a job interview depends on the company: If it is a job in the financial sector or is required to (re) present presentations outside the company (eg personallee, consultant), it is advisable to wear a suit.
- The suit should definitely sit well and the (plain) shirt should be ironed.
- If it is a job in the start-up scene or in the creative industry, a suit almost looks overdressed. Here, an ironed shirt or a nice sweater with plain dark jeans are enough.
- Classic leather shoes complete every application outfit. Important: The shoes should be cleaned and tidy.
5. Dresscode for Women - Classic always goes
In principle, women have a greater possibility of design than men, but they are also spoiled for choice: dress, skirt, trousers suit, what should they choose? This is not so clear, because here too the choice depends on the area of the job.
- As with the men, she should choose the woman for a "business" outfit, if it is a job in a management consultancy or a bank. One option would be a well-fitting trouser suit or a jacket, combined with a knee-length skirt.
- At start-ups and co. She can also dress casually, for example a casual blouse with a dark trousers or a skirt. However, caution should be exercised when choosing the skirt: it should not be too tight.
- Tip: To "sexy" or "hip" acts quickly dubious - a classic style, however, professional.
If you and Ms follow these tips, then nothing stands in the way of a successful appearance at the interview.
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