Handpicking the Perfect Interview Suit
Dressing is a way of life.—Yves Saint Laurent (French fashion designer)
THROUGHOUT MY YEARS in the recruiting industry, casual Fridays gradually evolved into casual workweeks and casual workweeks somehow developed into casual interview attire. Says who? I don’t know who gave the green light for it to get so out of control, but it’s time to clarify this interviewing enigma. The interview suit is not dated and it’s not over the top; it is required in order to present the most professional image you can. To this I will add that the suit and all the other accoutrements that help finish the look should be of the best quality you can afford, because skimping can be a costly mistake. Honestly, if you don’t own the appropriate clothes and you’re not ready to invest in them, then it’s best for you to put your search on hold.
You wouldn’t undertake a bike race without the proper helmet or the right bike if you were there to win. So why would you think you can get away with not dressing appropriately for an interview? You must go out there