Does it really make a difference what you wear to an interview?  In many cases it does. According to Kim Zoller at Image Dynamics, 55% of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look. It is best to dress for success and if you are not sure what the dress code is for the organization you are interviewing with, it is best to dress on the conservative side. Another rule to observe: It is also much better to be overdressed than underdressed!

All jobs may not require the same type of attire for an interview. Here are a few pointers that have worked for me and other people I know: You should wear a solid color suit or slacks, with a coordinated blouse or shirt, coordinated tie (men), moderate shoes, light jewelry (women), light perfume/cologne, and your hair should be neatly groomed. However, depending on the position it may be appropriate for you to dress more casual. In that case, I think it is acceptable to wear jeans that are clean, neatly pressed without holes, with a coordinated shirt (not a t-shirt), moderate shoes, light jewelry (women), light perfume/cologne, and again, your hair neatly groomed. Last but not least, you should ALWAYS look in the mirror before heading to the interview!

La Terra Francis, Accounting Manager

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