Dress For The Job You Want, Not The One You Have

When you areย working towards your dream job, you can often forget about the finer details of your approach. You’ve perfected your CV, email etiquette and you haveย even managed to bag an interview, but first impressions count and since this is your first face-to-face meeting with your potential employer, you need to ensure you’re coming across in the correct way.

During preparation for your interview, you need to make sure you portray yourself as a confident and professional candidate. A formal dress code goes a lot further than a simple white shirt and black trousers. You can add a hint of personality to your outfit without deviating too far from the rules.


Add a flash of colour in the form of a scarf or tie. This subtle change can make all the difference and allows you stand out without going too far. Stick to subtle changes, many people may suggest that red is a colour to show passion and motivation, but if you use this colour too much you may find yourself remembered for all the wrong reasons.


Big bold patterns should be avoided. It’s best to stay away from eye-catching prints that could be considered loud.


If you have long hair, ensure that it away from your eyes and tidied away in a hairband or bobble. This sleek look will make you come across more organised. Letting your hair down means that it is vulnerable to wind which may make you look unkempt by the time you reach your interview.

Finishing touches

Subtle touches can not only improve the way your employers view you, but also how you feel in yourself. A sophisticated luxury watch or elegant piece of jewellery can give you the edge and boost your confidence. A little touch of glamour can make you stand out for all of the right reasons.

Remember, it’s all about how you feel comfortable. Small touches to an outfit can make all the difference by making you feel confident and in control.

Bio: This post was written by Patricia Stonewall from Burns Jewellers www.burnsjewellersgroup.com.