So, you have scored yourself an interview and now you are wondering what to wear! Preparing your interview outfit is an important task that extends past the clothes you wear. Yes, your clothing choice is important, but you also need to consider your overall presentation and that includes being aware of your personal hygiene. Think you've got this covered? Don't be so certain. Everyone THINKS they have got this covered, yet people are still making the same mistakes. There is no judgement here, just check yourself before you wreck yourself. It would be a shame to miss out on your dream job because of something that is easily fixed.
There are multiple reasons that your personal presentation is critical in an interview. Here are just a few:
If you look like you haven't made an effort, I don't believe you want the job.
No need to stress. I talk about awareness all the time, and in this situation too, awareness is key. If you have a strong self-awareness about these things you are less likely to go wrong. Here are some basic tips:
For interview outfit inspiration, check out my Pinterest Board: Business Fashion.
So as you can see, all of these tips are totally actionable and are in no way over the top. Please don't let your personal presentation be the thing that holds you back from securing your dream job! As I mentioned, a well-polished presentation will not only impact upon the interviewer, but it can also significantly improve your own self-confidence. Present your best self for the best result.