On Track Recruitment is a reliable recruitment company Surrey whose team is passionate about unearthing the best jobs in the area for our candidates. Of course, once you’ve applied for a role and received a positive response, the next step is the interview. But, oh, what to wear? We’re told that appearance matters and first impressions are made all too quickly by interviewers, so how best should you dress to impress?
When deciding on an interview outfit, remember that professionalism always trumps fashionable clothing and vibrant colours (unless, perhaps, you’ve applied to a clothing store who specified the need for you to be fashionable in the job listing). If you’re not quite sure how formal you need to dress, then it’s best to opt for the safe and conservative side; being slightly overdressed is better than appearing unkempt or too casual.
Also ensure that your hair and nails are clean – your interviewer will most likely look at your hands when you go in for a handshake, and dirty nails do not leave a good impression!
Comfort is key when it comes to dress. Your interview clothes obviously aren’t going to be as comfy as your pyjamas, but you need to be able to stand, walk, and sit properly in them. If they are uncomfortable to wear, restrict your movement, or make you fidget, they won’t be of any help and can leave a bad impression.