Dressing For The Job You Want

Many people are in the process of job hunting, being promoted and starting their own companies. If you are interested in having a positive outcome from these activities, add these tips to your search and your dressing presentation when being interviewed.

Their are different types of categories for jobs in business and each category of job has a different way of dressing to help the customer of that industry feel comfortable in doing business with someone from that industry.

When interviewing, your clothing plays the top supporting role and your conduct, interpersonal skills and your ability to articulate intelligent and well thought out responses to questions play the next supporting roles. Appropriate attire supports your image as a person who takes the interview process seriously and understands the nature of the industry in which you are trying to become employed.

Be aware that in some industries, customer contact and image presented to the customer is critical. That is why some companies have dress codes and ask you to comply with their definition of what one of their employees looks like. When you are joining someone’s staff, it’s about their image first and your ability to comply with that gives you the opportunity to be considered for a position or if you are already employed there, to be promoted. Many companies have image standards that have been developed over many years and at sometimes large expense so factor in if you are able to fit into that dress code and standard before you choose to interview with that company.

When interviewing, your attire should be appropriate, but not take center stage. The way you select your clothing and accessories should always support your face as the place the eye of the person rests when they are speaking to you. When the interviewer can focus on your face they can really hear what you are saying when you answer the questions they are covering about your skills. Your opportunity to be seen and heard increases significantly when your face is not in competition with something you are wearing.