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What Should You Wear to a Job Interview?

Learn what to wear to a job interview from career expert Nicole Williams in this Howcast video.

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"What to wear in a job interview. This is one of my very favorite questions, and it is so important, because you make an impression in about 2.2 seconds. So before you even get to the interview where you get to tell this person how talented you are, they are going to be assessing you based on what it is that you're wearing. People hire people who look and feel as if they are going to immediately fit. So what that means is, you need to look the part. So, and I know this sounds a little creepy, I want you to stalk the company. I want you to stand outside this company and look to see what people are wearing. The key here is looking like you fit, so there's no magic formula here.

You know, you are definitely going to overdress. You're going to look your best. But at the end of the day, you want to appear to fit within the organization, and that's going to be dependent on the kind of industry that you're applying to. But really, truly, one of my secret tips is to hang outside, grab a coffee across the street from this company you're applying to, and just take a look at what is sort of the industry standard. Because if you look too dressed up, or if you don't look dressed up enough, you're not going to immediately apparently fit, and in this kind of competitive economy, you want your clothes to do the talking. So please, definitely prepare for an interview by wearing something that is perfect for this job.
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