New year, new job? If you’ve found yourself on the job hunt recently – first of all, congratulations! Sometimes change is a good thing and new opportunities lead to new doors and possibilities! Something I get asked about often is what to wear to work, but today on the blog I wanted to dive into another side of this topic – What to Wear to a Job Interview!
We’ve all been there. You’re applying for jobs and asking for referrals, praying you land a face to face meeting. And then it happens! You get the email that the company you’ve been dying to meet, wants to meet you too. After getting over the initial excitement, the next question is … what am I going to wear?
My sister has been going through the interview process with a few different companies and recently landed an amazing gig with a company here in Dallas. I helped her figure out what to wear for her big day, and now I’m ready to do the same for you!
What To Wear To A Job Interview
When dressing for an interview, it is important to always dress to impress. Even if the company culture is casual, you must bring your A game. Understanding the company culture and having a good grasp on who you are interviewing with will help to ensure you start your planning off on the right foot.
What To Wear To A Casual Job Interview
Let’s dive right in. Ever been asked to interview with a company who has a super relaxed culture? I sure have! I recall interviewing with a company who wore jeans every day. And in the interview invitation, they encouraged me to wear jeans also. Naturally, this goes against every thing that I believe in, so I had to really think through what I wanted to wear to the interview. I wanted to blend into the culture, but I also knew I need to be elevated and respectful to the fact that I am interviewing. I haven’t landed the job yet or the right to be as casual as my prospective co-workers.
Here are a few ideas for what to wear to a job interview that is a bit more casual than what you are used to. My best tip is to SHINE! I would rather be over dressed any day, than show up and be too casual.
What To Wear To A Traditional Interview
I hope the options I shared above will help you navigate the more challenging styling that comes into play with a casual interview! Now let’s chat about what to wear to a traditional job interview. I love dressing for an interview. It gives you an opportunity to give a glimpse of your personality through style. This is your first impression, outside of your resume! Because of this, I always say dress to impress! I’ve met with several brands and companies over the years and below are a few of my go-to styles that I pull from for an interview.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope this post will help you navigate what to wear to a job interview! Or even the next big event in your life. Best of luck to you!
Have a great week! XO – Steph
Photography: Maribel Morales