Appearance always matters, especially during a job interview. Dressing up for a video or in-person interview can give you the confidence you need to stand out from other candidates. And yes it matters what you wear, even on a video interview.
Some of the wisest words I have heard in relation to a dress code are “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”.
When you’re starting a new job, or interviewing for a new role, how do you know what is appropriate to wear? There are so many “how to” articles out there with even more people telling you to “do this, or, do that”… so, what direction should you go in?
Always take the lead from the smartest dressed person in the office, not sure who that is? Look around you. Who do you always notice when they walk in to a room? Who stands out in large group meetings due to their professional dress (even when they are wearing jeans), take a page out of their book, or watch a few episodes of Queer Eye on Netflix, perfect the ‘French tuck’ and step up your game!
Gentleman, when wearing jeans, throw on a blazer over your dress shirt. Ditch the gym sneakers for some dressier shoes, (they don’t have to be super fancy), just a step up from the sneakers you’re wearing on the weekends.
Ladies adding a blazer also works for you! Blazers have the added benefit of dressing up almost any outfit. Swap your leggings for some slim cut dress pants, and trade in your flip flops for some basic flats.
There are so many ways to be creative when you’re getting dressed for your day ahead. Remember that your appearance and your style is a direct reflection of who you are, you also want to be respectful to your company and your colleagues in the workplace.