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As the old adage says, “You only get one first impression”. They also say “dress for the job you want, not the one you have.” When dressing for an interview, I think it’s important to keep both of these ideas in mind. I’ve provided four examples above of some interview outfits. Starting with a more corporate look and gradually getting more casual.

While it’s important to dress well, you want to make sure you don’t over dress, which can sometimes have a negative impact on your interview. If possible, you should get of an idea of the company atmosphere beforehand. Are they super corporate? Ultra casual and laid back? These are things that should influence your decision on what to wear. If you do wear a suit, make sure it fits. Make sure your shoes are freshly polished, keep the jewelery to a minimum, and get any facial hair under control. I enjoy wearing ties, but if you go the open collar route, be sure to wear a v-neck tee underneath. Nothing kills that look more than seeing a t-shirt peaking over the top, but also the undershirt will keep the perspiration under control during the interview. Above all, you want to make sure you are representing yourself well, but are also comfortable.

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