Many candidates in the west midlands and surrounding counties must think, what do you wear for a local job interview.Its either common sense or trail/error BUT you can’t afford to take the gamble. You’ve managed to get through to get shortlisted with an excellent CV & initial assessment, now is the chance to impress in front of the judges.
As mentioned on previous nimble recruitment blogs to establish what do you wear for a job interview, research the company and establish who Mr/Mrs/Miss Smith maybe? Try wearing smart clothing that conveys respect, confidence, and approachability to the future employer. The first few moments of arrival and eye contact are the most important. Therefore whether the job vacancy or interview is for a temping or permanent job, within Logistics/Warehouse Sales, Engineering, Accounts – I cannot emphasis how important it is to portray:
● Appropriate ● Considerate ● Professional ● Meticulous
If it’s a corporate or executive job and you decide to splash out, go shopping with family or friends. The thought of what do you wear for a local job interview will haunt you, if you end purchasing the wrong item? Male or Female; Pay attention to detail from top to bottom, including your shoes – NOT trainers.. If you’re on a tight budget – experiment online; try locating regional or local stores that you can visit to try the clothing/shoes on. Here are some tips that will certainly help both male/females establish what to wear.
Try keep your dress code simple & straight to the point not a David Beckham or Lara Stone style of dress
Matching up the colours try NEUTRAL colours like Black or Grey, not blue, open neck or pin strips
Dress to impress: at the appropriate level of work status, higher the position within the company more attention to detail
Avoid wearing clothing that is too tight, revealing, light, sandals, trainers & improper colours
Don’t work in the interview with a Nike / casual top, multi coloured tie, designer logos, just simple and straightforward
As per requested documentation, don’t take along hugh handbags, carriers or unnecessary extras.
Never underestimate the power of what you wear for a local job interview. After all, there’s just a small bit of you sticking out at the collar and cuff. The rest of the employer sees what you drape on your frame. So as I stated on several occasions on this blog and previous articles First impressions Count! GOOD LUCK.