Want to ace your next job interview?
Along with the right skills and a killer CV, there’s one extra trick you can use to usurp your competition.
Obviously, a good first impression is going to make an impact but there’s one colour that you should avoid wearing if you want to be taken seriously.
Research by Career Builder has found that orange is a colour that employers associate with someone who is unprofessional.
As for what colour you should wear to a job interview, the employers recommend blue (23 per cent) and black (15 per cent) followed by neutrals like grey, white and brown because they convey a sense of professionalism.
Other key attributes they associate with colours:
· Black – Leadership
· Blue – Team Player
· Grey – Logical/Analytical
· White – Organised
· Brown – Dependable
· Red – Power
· Green, Yellow, Orange or Purple – all four colors are associated with Creative.
I’m choosing not to read into the unprofessional AND creative attributes they’ve associated with the colour orange. And it may seem obvious, but forego any dangly jewellery as it’s too distracting. Same goes for wacky ties and loud prints.
The number one tip is to dress for the environment, so do your research on the company. If the staff wear shorts and thongs, turning up in a corporate skirt suit is going to put you on the outer from the beginning. Wear something casual but ensure your clothes are ironed, your nails are manicured and overall you give off a polished vibe.