September is here and job offers too. After summertime the part-time jobs disappear and september becomes the month of job interview. So, if you are looking for a job or you are already getting ready to have an interview, we give you some tips on how to dress correctly and what not to wear to a job interview.
First impressions are essential when you are going to have a job interview. The clothe you will be wearing are going to describe the way you are and speak for yourself. No matter if you are the best engineer or doctor of the country, if you are dressed as a clown nobody is going to tae you seriously. So write down this 5 things you should never wear to a job interview.
Even if it looks really good on you, you never have to wear a noticeable cleavage to a job interview. Keep in mind that you want people to pay attention to your professional skills and how perfect you are for the job. You don’t need to show any skin to get hired, so don’t do it, and if you need to you don’t want that job. A large cleavage sends the wrong message and undermines seriousness. It’s the same as if a man wears an unbuttoned shirt and shows his hairy chest… No, thank you! Try to choose discreet shirts or blouses, with long sleeves, don’t wear shirts with braces, it’s better to cover your shoulders. Don’t wear either transparent shirts nor with lace. It’s better if the colors are neutral and discreet, not too flashy. We have some low-cost proposals.
Too short skirts or trousers:
The same thing as with the cleavage; you don’t need to show your legs as it gets rid of your seriousness. The best is to wear long discreet trousers and skirts or dresses under the knee. Besides, you will be much more comfortable because you will not be worrying about the lenght of your skirt when you sit down or if we can see something that we shouldn’t when you cross your legs… You can find this kind of clothes in almost every boutique even if the mini skirts are trendy. You can also wear a trapezoid skirt, take a look here what kind of styles we recommend.
Too much make-up:
You are not going to a party so don’t put make-up as if you were. Choose discretion and a natural look. Try to hide the bags under the eyes. Don’t wear strong color lipstick; forget about reds, maroons or flashy pinks. With a simple gloss or a natural color it’s ok. We are back to the same idea: the person who is interviewing you must be centered in you resume not in the color of your lips or if you have lipstick left on your teeth. Be careful with these details and use “washed out face” look. You can put some blush in order to give a little bit of healthy look, but simplicity must rule.
Don’t go too far with your heels:
It is better if you wear a small heel. Mainly because it’s important for you to be comfortable and be able to walk. If you’re not comfortable in your shoes you will look insecure, and once again the interviewer will be more concentrated in you falling down that in your application. It is also highly recommended that you don’t use sandals or flip flops, it is better if you wear closed shoes. You can wear ballerinas if you don’t like heels so much, or Oxford shoes, Puedes ir con bailarinas si no eres muy fan de los tacones o bien optar por unos zapatos Oxford, blucher shoes or moccasins. Take a look to our choices.
Use small jewelery or none:
You can wear rings, earrings and necklaces. But not everything at the same time. They should be discreet. You can combine medium earrings with rings, or a little bit bigger necklace with small earrings. Try not to be too much and choose silver, it’s more discreet. You don’t have to draw all the attention to the way you dress but to your academic training. Here you are some examples so you can get inspired.