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Dressing for success : What to wear on an interview, how to dress, and what is not appropriate interview attire.

Does it really make a difference how you dress for an interview? In many cases, it does. If you’re in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it’s best to err on the side of conservatism. It is much better to be overdressed than underdressed.

If you’re not sure, check with the person who scheduled the interview and ask.

According to Kim Zoller at Image Dynamics, 55% of another person’s perception is based on how you look.

Image Dynamics, Dressing for Success, information gives some tips on how to look your best, without necessarily spending a lot of money.

It’s important to dress professionally for a job interview, regardless of the work environment.

When the workplace or job is less formal, the dress code may be as well. If you’re not sure what to wear, it’s fine. Check with the person scheduling the interview. However, it’s still important not to dress like a slob. Here are some alternatives:  Business Casual  Startup Casual

Before going on an interview, make sure you have appropriate interview attire and everything fits correctly. Get your clothes ready the night before, so you don’t have to spend time getting them ready on the day of the interview. If your clothes are dry clean only. Take them to the cleaners after an interview, so they are ready for the next time. Polish your shoes bring a breathe mint and use it before you enter the building. What not to bring to the interview: Gum, Cell phone, Ipod, coffee or soda, If you have lots of piercings, leave some of them at home. One pair of earrings only, is a good rule. Cover tattoos.

Business Attire for Women Solid colors, conservative suit with coordinated blouse, moderate shoes, flesh-toned pantyhose, and limited jewelry. Neat, professional hairstyle, manicured nails, light make-up, and little or no perfume. Portfolio or briefcase

Business Casual Attire Khaki, corduroy, twill or cotton pants or skirts, neatly pressed. Sweaters, twinsets, cardigans, polo/knit shirts or knit shirts with a collar. Solid colors work better than bright colors.

The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it’s always important to dress appropriately for a job interview.