You go, girl, you landed that in-person interview! This means you resume outperformed many others and you likely crushed the phone interview. Now it’s time to go in and blow them away in person, but first, what to wear. I’ve had my fair share of in-person interviews, and I wish I could tell you they get easier the more experience you have, but I still get nervous. However, one thing I am confident in is my outfit.
Right out of college, I had an “interview dress” I wore to every interview! It was super business professional but didn’t showcase who I was or my personality at all. Over the years, I’ve learned that dressing professionally is just as important as showcasing who you are. After all, it’s all about the first impression.
What To Wear To An Interview
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde
It’s always better to be overdressed than under! I would NEVER recommend showing up to an interview in jeans. I always leer on the business professional side to be safe, especially in the first interview.
Having a good pair of dress pants and blazer in your closet will make your professional life so much easier. Whether it’s an interview or a presentation with a client, you will need these in your closet. It’s always better to be prepared than having to rush to the mall for a mediocre outfit.
My go-to for an interview outfit is a button down with a great blazer and a nice fitting dress pant. Because of my preppy classic style, this really showcases my style and personality while still being professional.
I also ALWAYS opt for a closed toe shoe, even though it’s summer some work environments are weird about open-toed shoes, so I always leer on the side of caution.
Stay tuned for a What To Wear For An Interview – Part Two, so you can crush your follow up interview and land the job!
Sharon McDavid says
I love all the clothes you show. Tailored clothes are sort of always my preference. Especially when I was younger and working in Fort Worth.