Dos and Don'ts: What to Wear to a Job Interview

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Do's and Don'ts of What to Wear to a Job Interview Quite frankly, an individual's attire could either enhance or minimize his or her chances of being hired. In many ways, an interview is akin to marketing a product. In this particular case, the interviewee is viewed as the product. With that in mind, the relevance of having the best image possible cannot be overstated. In her article, Professional Polish, Sarah Webb reviews the Do's and Don'ts of what to wear to a job interview. In the words of Webb (2009), "it might be wrong to judge a book by its cover, but during a job interview, employers typically have insufficient information, so they tend to use what they have." As the author further points out, if an interviewee does not appear meticulous in the way he or she is dressed, it would be unlikely for an employer to assume that such an individual is meticulous in his or her work. Webb points out that according to Urman, a classic colored suit would be regarded appropriate for both men and women interviewing for a variety of jobs. Colors such as dark grey or dark blue are acceptable in this case. For men, such a suit should ideally be paired "with a button-down shirt and tie" (Webb, 2009). On the other hand, women according to Webb (2009) should ideally "pair a suit with a collared blouse or a top with a high scoop-neck or V-neck shirt." Further, women should avoid wearing skirt suits that are too short. The author recommends that the length of skirt suits be below the
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