Do clothes really make the man? Or woman? Perhaps not. But the way you dress does create an impression. And when it comes time to sit down for a job interview, you want to make sure that impression is a good one.
Today’s workplace dress code can be confusing. Dress-down days, business casual, traditional dress – the list of clothing options makes what is acceptable and unacceptable dress hard to define. However, when it comes to a job interview, there remains several guiding principals central to an appropriate wardrobe.
If you are uncertain about where to draw the line, adapt the “rule of 12” which states that you should never have more than 12 separate articles of clothing visible. This includes shoes, socks, watches, belts, tops, jackets, pants, skirts or any other accessory or item of clothing.
You are judged by the clothes you wear. The image you project should be professional and appropriate. Remember to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. If you are looking to advance your career and move up the success ladder, start acting and dressing the part before you hit the next rung.