Chunky Jewelry, headphones, too-short skirts, tongue jewelry, fishnets, stained clothing, t-shirts with offensive phrases may seem far-fetched and different, but these are all horribly inappropriate items that job seekers have actually worn to interviews.
Making a good first impression is really crucial for any interview and a big part of making a good first impression is your attire and how presentable are you. While you don’t have to spend a lot of money on your wardrobe, putting in a little extra effort will pay off in the long run. Before your next interview, make sure you aren’t making any interview attire mistakes. Here’s what not to wear to an 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, says Trevor Simm, founder and president of OpalStaff “Do not wear jeans, tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirts, hats, flip-flops, or any garments with messages or brands written on them,” he says. “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.
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.
3. Too Strong Perfume/Cologne
Take it easy on the perfume and cologne, as you never know if your interviewer might have an allergy or aversion to strong scents. Either way, you don’t want your overwhelming spray of perfume or dab of cologne to be the first, or last, thing your interviewer notices about you.
4. Anything Distracting
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