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Dressing Style

The first impression you make on an interviewer is the most important one. The first perception an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing.
Though some people may argue that dressing is not important if you have the knowledge that the interviewer is looking for, But what if there comes a situation when 2 candidates seem suitable for one position? They would obviously choose the one who was appropriately dressed. If you're in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it is best to err on the side of conservatism. It is much better to be overdressed than underdressed.


How to dress for an interview?

The candidate dressed in a suit and tie is going to make a much better impression than the candidate dressed in faded jeans and a t-shirt.
Though product based companies do not bother much about the dress in their working environment untill it is presentable, they do look at what you are wearing for the interview. Service based companies on the other hand are very strict about the dressing style and would reject you just because you were wearing a jeans for the interview, no matter how good you are.
Here's more on what to wear to an interview for professional, casual and startup companies, when you want to make the best impression.


Women's Interview Attire
  1. Solid color, conservative suit
  2. Do not wear tight clothes
  3. A Saree or Salwar suit is also fine (In India ONLY!!!)
  4. Moderate shoes (No high heals please)
  5. Limited jewelry
  6. Do not carry purses.
  7. Neat, professional hairstyle
  8. Sparse make-up & perfume
  9. Manicured nails
  10. No Flashy nailpolishes
  11. Document Holder

Men's Interview Attire
  1. White long sleeve shirt: Tuck in the shirt and do not roll up the sleeves. Never wear a short-sleeved shirt to an interview or any business purpose. Wearing a short-sleeved shirt will destroy your executive image.
  2. A Tie: Optional. But if you do wear one, choose a conservative pattern. Solids, small polka dots, diagonal stripes, small repeating shapes, subtle plaids and paisleys are all acceptable.
  3. Solid color, conservative suit (For Exerienced candidates only): If you are applying for a managerial post , You need to look different than other candidates, A good quality suite does just that!
  4. Dark socks, professional black shoes: Weak Dark shoes , preferably black . It should be simple yet neat and clean.
  5. A conserative black leather Belt:Belts should match your shoes. Those with smaller buckles with squared lines look more professional.
  6. Neat, professional hairstyle
  7. No beards
  8. Neatly trimmed nails
  9. No rings other than wedding ring or engagement ring
  10. No neck chains
  11. No Earrings (If you wear one, please take it out for the interview)
  12. Empty pockets, No tinkling coins please
  13. Document Holder

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