personality development

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: Dress Code for an Interview


Many Job Seekers are concerned with what to wear to a job interview and how to make a professional first impression. Does it really make a difference how you dress for an interview? In many cases, it does. Being called for an interview can prove to be a turning point in your life. But for this turning point you must be well prepared beforehand. This preparation includes thorough knowledge for the company and about yourself. This first that leaves an impression on the mind of the interviewer is your looks. You must pay attention on your dressing so as to be in the good books of the interviewer. It does make sense to dress your best for the interview, regardless of the dress code at the organization (although, if you are aware of the dress code of the organization, then dress as per the norms).

Here are some tips on how to dress up for an interview:

GENERAL: Basic hygiene is not something anyone should have to justify but when preparing for a job interview you must pay attention on the same.

  • Your nails are trimmed and neatly manicured.
  • Your hands should also be washed and unmarked.
  • Hair should be pulled back neatly.
  • If your hair is cut in a short style, get them trimmed (if need be) before going for the interview.
  • Put some good deodorant or perfume so as to smell good but do not overdo it. Someone may be allergic to it.
  • Keep your pockets empty. No bulges of wallet or mobile or tinkling coins.
  • Do not have any gum, candy or cigarettes.
  • Wear neat and clean, polished conservative shoes.
  • Do not show off your body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc.).
  • Do not wear anything too tight that it makes you uncomfortable. INTERVIEW DRESS


  • Wear dark coloured polished shoes, preferably black shoes with laces.
  • Socks should also be dark coloured, again preferably black or matching with the trousers.
  • Belt should also be matching with the trousers.
  • Solid color, conservative suit.
  • Bottom of the trousers should be 17.5″ to 18″
  • Wear silk tie with conservative pattern.
  • White full sleeves shirt which must be well ironed.
  • Avoid having a moustache and beard while going for an interview and if it is a must then it should be neatly trimmed.
  • Neat professional hair cut (should be short).
  • Use a good fragrance aftershave.
  • Jewelry should be bare minimum or no jewelry at all if possible.
  • Carry a brief case or a portfolio.


  • Wear a solid color suit with jacket.
  • Do not wear a dress for an interview.
  • Wear limited jewelry. Too much of it may be a negative point.
  • Make-up and perfume should be used but keep them minimum.
  • Wear shoes with moderate heels of 1” to 2”. No platform heels.
  • Wear only one pair of earrings.
  • Do not wear more than one ring in your hands.
  • Wear a sober colored nail polish.
  • Carry a brief case or portfolio instead of carrying a purse.
  • Have a neat professional hair style.

The dress you wear reflects your personality and thus it becomes a very important part of your personality. You may seek guidance from others for your personality development. Anurag Aggarwal Institute of Public Speaking offers you public speaking and personality development training. This public speaking and personality development course is held in Delhi (North, South, East, West and Cental), Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida. For more details, visit


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