Business dresscode for the interview: 5 Tips for the perfect outfit

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The joy is great: You have received an invitation to meet personally for your dream job. At the same time, the panic P develops on your forehead: "What should I wear?" Dr. Job gives tips for the right outfit at the job interview.Job Interview

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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 applies: If you look well-groomed, confident and authentic, you can collect plus points. Try to talk calmly and relaxed - your CV has already convinced the potential new employer. Now the appearance at the first meeting must be correct. Even if you are excited inside and a little insecure, it is an advantage to “come across” as calmly and confidently as possible. The right outfit can help, and those who feel well dressed usually appear more confident.

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2. Stay yourself

Of course you should still be yourself, the other person will notice immediately if you are disguising yourself. This also applies to your appearance: stay true to yourself despite the dress code. What does that mean exactly? Before you think about your outfit, make sure that the “basics” are correct. This means that your shoes are clean, your clothes are ironed and your hands are well-groomed. Even if that seems superficial: People use their eyes to identify certain characteristics. If the candidate appears neglected, it can happen that the HR manager deduces that he is just as messy with his work.

4. Dress code for men: the main thing is that he sits well

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 men, women should opt for a “business” outfit if it is a job in a management consultancy or a bank. One option would be a well-fitting pants 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: Too “sexy” or “hip” quickly looks dubious - a classic style, on the other hand, is professional.

In conclusion

If you and Ms follow these tips, then nothing stands in the way of a successful appearance at the interview.

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