What to Wear to a Job Interview

Having trouble deciding what to wear to an interview? It can be simple! Here are some helpful tips on choosing the right clothes to make an impression.

  1. Don’t just look the part. While many modern offices don’t enforce a dress code- especially within the technology industry- that doesn’t mean that you should wear a t-shirt and jeans to the interview. It never hurts to be overdressed compared to the employees when you show up for an interview. Keep in mind, they DO know that you’re here for a job interview and would be expecting applicants to have shown up wearing appropriate clothing.
  2. Know your audience. If it’s fairly likely that a company enforces a strong dress code, then follow suit. You don’t need to overdress but if staff members are almost certainly wearing a suit and tie then you should do the same.
  3. Know the environment. If your interview is for a surf instructor on a beach, you should probably show up in something fairly non-formal. Any interview within an office and you should dress at least business casual or semi-formal but for any jobs that fall outside of an office environment, try to match your surroundings.

When in doubt- feel free to simply pass along an email to your recruiter and ask them what the office dress code is. It never hurts to ask!

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