It’s not an easy task to get a job nowadays. So when you do get called for an interview you’ll want to make the best impression. There’s one simple way to do this: dress for it.
I know what you’re thinking: “The business world has gotten so casual—people wear flip-flops for goodness sake! Workplace attire doesn’t matter anymore.” Incorrect! How you dress says a great deal about you and how you feel about your career, and potential employers certainly notice.
Here is an easy rule for a job interview: Overdressed is far better than under-dressed. Even if you’re interviewing for a company that has a relaxed working environment, you still should wear proper business attire to your interview. The better dressed you are, the more you show yourself off as somebody who is serious about their career and this particular job. When you show up to an interview dressed down, you’re starting from a weaker position.
In the workplace you should still think about the clothing you wear. Even in a casual place you can certainly still look sharp. When you just grab yesterday’s jeans off the floor and run out the door you won’t be noticed. Those who put more thought into their style stand out from their peers, which is never a bad thing in the event the boss is looking to promote someone!
Of course, you still have to be a good worker. You may be the best-dressed person in the world, but it will not help you if you don’t do your job well. All things being equal, the better-dressed employee will certainly make the better impression.