Now that we are in 2019 image is an important factor more than ever! especially when you are landing the interview of your life for a huge step in your career. Interviewees need to pay attention to everything from what they wear and how they are groomed to the last detail.
An important fact, that is often overlooked, aspect of first impression is color. The color of your clothing sends a subconscious message to the interviewer about your personality.
Today I will talk to you about what colors say what to the interviewer as well as what is acceptable in a professional matter.
Choosing Solids Over Patterns
A Ground rule is to try not to be remembered for your attire; you want to wear something that allows the interviewer to focus on your qualifications and abilities rather than your wacky over the top style. Wearing solid colors helps ensure that your clothes will not divert the attention.
Solid navy, dark gray, and black pant suits and dresses, in fact, look professional without being distracting. If you would like to add any pattern a small thin stripe might slide but no more than so.
Choose Neutrals Over Brights
Again, you do not want to be remembered for your crazy nor bright you wore for your interview; if you wear a very brightly colored suit or dress, you will almost certainly be remembered for your outfit (rather than your job qualifications). Neutral colors – navy, gray, black, and brown – are the best colors for a job interview. White is also an excellent color for a blouse or button-down shirt. White shows confidence and stability. On the other hand if you are seeking to show authority or confidence and power for an interview i would suggest you add a small pop of color. For example a red scarp or a red tie for males. Can show authority and a professional grip if you are interviewing for a
What Different Colors Say
Different colors bring out particular human responses, whether we are conscious of them or not. Picking the correct colors can help you present yourself in a specific way.
Black is a very popular color for suits and dresses in interviews. However, black is a very commanding color that conveys a lot of power, authority, and even drama. This is a good color for a job in a conservative environment like a law office, or for an interviewee applying for a high-level executive position
Pro and clean, white is a great color for shirts and blouses. The color displays truth and simplicity and adds a bit of brightness without being too overwhelming.
Gray is another great neutral color for interview outfits. It shows sophistication and neutrality. Gray is a great color to wear as a suit or dress.
Red is a bright, powerful color that conveys energy and passion. A pop of red (for example, in a scarf or tie) can show just the right amount of passion without making you appear too emotional Nor unproffesional.
Blue, particularly navy, is another great neutral color for interview outfits. Blues convey feelings of calm, trust, and confidence – great qualities for an interviewer to sense in you. Blue is also many people’s favorite color, and wearing an interviewer’s favorite color will always make a great first impression.