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These 6 Clothing Choices Will Impress Even The Snobbiest Interviewer

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Not sure what to wear for your impending interview? We've got you covered.


A decade or so ago, career guidance counselors would instruct you to NEVER deviate from the "formula" of a stiffly starched white shirt and pencil skirt when going for an interview. Today, however, all that has changed.

Context is everything - meaning you'll want to dress for the industry and position that you're interviewing for. The white shirt and pencil skirt combination is pretty outdated, and depending on what kind of role you're trying to fill, sticking to this outfit might result in your employer perceiving you as rigid and uncreative.

That doesn't mean you have a free-for-all, either. The goal of the interview is for you to impress the interviewer, and you won't be able to manage that if you're sloppily dressed. How do you strike that balance, then? And what outfits are formal enough, yet appropriate to your industry's nuances? Read on to find out!

#1: For a banking position

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If you’re hoping to get into such a staid, no-nonsense industry, you’ll need to be attired appropriately. Err on the side of caution with a knee-length fitted dress.

#2: For a teaching position

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Teachers are nurturing, patient professionals whose jobs are to positively influence young minds. Play up your caring side at your interview with this feminine pleated midi dress.

#3: For a startup position

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Startups prize employees who possess a go-getter spirit, as well as a certain hustle. Convey that you’re ready to show up and take charge with this chic utility jumpsuit.

#4: For a creative position

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Creatives can get away with being more casual during a typical workday, but it’s still important to dress up for your interview in order to make a good impression. Try this asymmetrical dress!

#5: For a PR position

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The PR industry is all about creating buzz and generating exposure. Don’t be afraid to show your personality and dramatic flair with this flutter sleeves top.

#6: For a tech position

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Techies are typically laid back with their clothing choices. If you’re most comfortable in a relaxed tee and pants, that’s fine, but at least dress it up with a stylish bomber jacket for your interview or meeting.

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