As London Fashion Week approaches bringing fashionistas from all over the globe to look at next season’s trends, here at Copeland we have been discussing the eternal debate of the interview outfit.
If like us, you have in the past had you’re pre-interview nerves heightened by the fear of ‘not looking the part’ consider our tips…
Ask your recruiter It’s our job to prepare you as well as we possibly can for your interview. This includes offering guidance on company dress code and interview expectations. We can give you a steer as to whether the company are ‘suited and booted’ or ‘Jeans and a t-shirt’ types.
Err on the side of caution We would always advise to dress on the formal side of smart for a first stage, with a view to relaxing at second stage should it be appropriate to do so. Dressing smartly shows that you are taking the opportunity seriously and that you have prepared well.
Be comfortable Interviews are nerve-wracking enough, don’t make yourself more uncomfortable by feeling like a trussed up turkey. Wear an outfit that you are comfortable in, shoes that you can walk in (Nothing worse than slipping over in reception, from bitter experience!) and take a jacket you can wear/remove depending on the ferocity of the air con.
Show personality Interview attire doesn’t always need to be a dark suit. Show your personality with an accent colour in a scarf, tie, coat or jewellery.