Be sure to pick out a smart outfit a few days before an interview and try it on to make sure that you look sharp and well presented. For women, a smart shirt, dress, skirt or trousers are a safe bet for impressing at an interview and for men, a well-kept suit and freshly ironed shirt and tie is the ideal outfit to show that you’re a serious candidate.
If this is your first job interview and funds are low, ask a friend or relative if you can borrow a suit, I’m sure they will oblige. Even if you are applying for a position in a casual work environment, it is always better to look smartly dressed at the interview stage.
Charity Shops also stock a large range of suits and shirts if you are strapped for cash and organisations like Dress for Success, Dublin offer professional clothing and styling advice for women in advance of job interviews. They also have a large range of donated suits, separates and footwear available free of charge for women going to interviews. More information can be found on www.dressforsuccessdublin.org.