Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Rules of Interview Fashion - Dress For An Interview (Pt. 2)

Rule 2: Err Towards Formality
It is harder to overcome being underdressed than being overdressed
Dress like a professional and you will feel like a professional

If you feel overdressed

  • Don't Panic: You're sending a strong message about taking the position seriously
  • Politely tell the interviewer that the casual dress code gives the office a warm and familiar atmosphere that you would like to be a part of
  • If you can, discretely remove your jacket and drape it over your chair

If You feel underdressed

  • Maintain a professional demeanor, to compensate for informal attire
  • Maintain an erect posture
  • Speak formally (avoiding colloquialisms and words such as "like" and "you know").
  • Mention that you were misinformed about the dress code and you look forward to dressing more professionally

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