Welcome to interview season! As the weather warms up, so does the need for a new work opportunity. Our recruiting team here at Grizzly Sales Force is excited to begin meeting with qualified candidates over the upcoming weeks to fill a few of our open positions. Are you on our schedule? Congratulations! We understand that for many of you, this may be your first professional job interview. Our first bit of advice – prepare ahead of time. You don’t want nerves to get in the way! Secondly, dress for success! How you present yourself on this first face-to-face meeting can be the make or break on whether or not you land the job. To help you prepare, we are sharing three tips on how to dress business professional.
Dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have
Never worn a suit before? There is no better time than the present! You do not want to show up to a professional job interview dressed in jeans and a polo. We suggest a full suit for both men and women. Our team is not hiring based on a candidate’s fashion sense, but it is crucial for us to see if someone can confidently carry themselves. An interviewer will most likely make up their mind about whether they are interested in a candidate or not within the first five minutes. Make sure that they know that you are prepared in all aspects and that they can feel confident about your meeting with their clients!
Less is More
It can be so tempting to go all out when dressing for an interview. You want them to see you at your best; we get that! However, you don’t want the interviewer to be focused entirely on your outfit or your perfume and not on you. When picking a fragrance, go with something light. When choosing a shirt, think professional yet calm. You want your outfit to compliment your achievements and your personality.
Prepare Ahead of Time
Our last tip is all about preparation. Don’t wait until the last minute to get dressed. Have your outfit laid out a few days beforehand. This gives you plenty of time to get your suit dry cleaned and pressed if need be. On the morning of your interview, you should be focused on practicing common interview questions and doing last-minute research on the position. You should not be attempting to iron your shirt or pick out a belt.
Heading into an interview can be nerve-wracking. Hopefully, by following these steps, you will have plenty of time to dedicate yourself to mentally preparing. Here at Grizzly Sales Force, we want all of our candidates to walk into our office with their best foot forward. We know that dressing business professional can be confusing, and we don’t want inexperience to stand in your way! Remember, show up in a clean, wrinkle-free suit with a smile on your face. We can hardly wait to meet with you and, hopefully, welcome you to our growing team!