When you’re invited to a job interview, one wrong move can blow your chances. Even wearing the wrong thing can distract an employer from your polished resume and outstanding experience.
Before you schedule your next interview, be sure to review this list of the six worst things to wear for a job interview.
1. Overly Casual Clothes
Even if you’re interviewing at a laid-back workplace, it’s still possible to take the casual concept too far. Do not wear jeans, shorts, t-shirts, hats, flip-flops, or any garments with messages or brands written on them. For men wearing a suit, do not wear loud, obnoxious colors, busy-printed shirts or overly patterned ties. Take the conservative approach, and save the fun stuff for after you’ve got the job.
2. Anything Distracting
There’s a fine line between standing out and wearing something that’s just distracting. In the interview process, you should tone it down. Better to choose subtle patterns over brighter ones, and dark or neutral clothing versus neon colors or anything distracting.
Women should not wear anything too revealing or low cut No platform heels, no sun dresses, nothing too trendy. Make up and jewelry should also be toned down.
3. Ill-Fitting Clothes
If you haven’t worn your interview outfit recently, you might find it doesn’t fit the way it used to. Don’t try to pull it off, though. You won’t look your best and you won’t feel comfortable :and it will show.
Better to wear an outfit that is tailored to suit you, rather than anything that feels or looks too tight or too short. It may not only give the wrong impression, it may also be distracting. Tugging at your skirt hem, for example, is another distraction that takes away from the focus on you and your skills. Why wear it if you aren’t comfortable?
4. Excessive Accessories
You might like to make a statement with your jewelry, but the job interview isn’t the time to do so. Stay away from jewelry that jingle-jangles, which can be very distracting for an interviewer.
Experts advise against wearing perfume and cologne as well.You may feel like something is missing when you refrain from wearing your favorite fragrance, but this is one more thing that can be distracting during the interview. In addition, many people have sensitivity or allergies to fragrances.
5. Red Lipstick
Tone down the make-up and keep away the seductress. You do not want to intimidate your interviewer; you want to show him or her that you are capable. If you want to wear make-up, tone down the lipstick. Again, this is not a date. If you stay clear off the red lipstick, you will even avoid embarrassing yourself by getting red lipstick on your teeth.
Was this article helpful? Please let us know below.