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How to Dress for an Interview?(December 15, 2017)

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How to Dress for an Interview?

Dear Aspirants,
The IBPS RRB Officers Scale- I, II & III Interview process is going to commence from Dec 20. So, all the candidates who are appearing for the Interview must be thinking of what dress to wear, which will be the best suitable wear for the Interview. Now, no need of think more, we in an exclusive approach bring you the best attire to adopt for the Interview process.

What you actually say at the time of interview is of course key to demonstrating your suitability for the job, but don’t underestimate the impact of the first and potentially lasting impression made by what you have chosen to wear. It would be nice to say that how you look has nothing to do with the results of your job interview, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. Appearance counts whether you like it or not. Knowing how to dress for a job interview won’t get you the job if you aren’t the best candidate, but wearing the wrong thing may count against you.

It is always said “The first impression is the last impression” where last means long-lasting not the end. The first impression greatly influences how the person is treated and viewed in many contexts. In a quick glance the person, who is interviewing you, can evaluate you and presume about you at the very first sight. The first impression counts more at the time of Interview. In that first moment when you meet the interviewers, they take an instant snapshot of you and see if they can place you within their team and organisation. What they see in terms of clothing, hair, shoes etc. suggest you will fit in and appropriately reflect their business and brand.

What to wear for Interview?

Your clothes, hair, shoes, accessories etc will be viewed as indicators of your status, self-confidence, self-care and self-worth. Interestingly enough, if you get the image right, it is likely to be noticed but not necessarily remarked upon. The recruiter will just feel that you “look right”.  However, if you get it wrong, then it can be difficult or even impossible to overcome the employer’s negative preconceptions about you. So, better to have a good attire at the time of Interview.

  • Your interview outfits should be clean, free of dog hairs, deodorant marks, fraying hems or straining zips and buttons. The interviewer is going to be sitting in front of you and staring at you for an hour and they will notice every sartorial flaw.
  • Accessories are equally important. File case and handbags should be smart and the contents well-organised. Pens should be of decent quality.
  • Avoid strong fragrances and heavy makeup. Jewellery for women should be subtle and unfussy. Heels are fine but should be comfortable for walking.
  • Good grooming is essential. Your hair should be neat and your nails should be well manicured.
  • Polish should be a neutral color.
  • We suggest wearing a formal dress which you are comfortable with and the colour of the dress must have to be sober.
  • At the end, how you dress is unlikely to secure you the role but will strongly influence the interviewer’s perceptions of your approach to your work, your self-care and how well you will fit into their organisation.
  • If you look great, chances are you will feel good and will make a confident assured entrance.

Dress Code for Females: 

  • Saree/Salwar Kameez/Formal Pant-Shirt is the best choice to wear. This will give you an elegant look.
  • Avoid mirror/shinning work, low necklines, sleeveless stuff etc.
  • Dupattas must be properly pinned and compulsory for Salwars.
  • Tight jeans or Leggings are strictly prohibited. 
  • Use Sandals or Cut shoes and it should be matching with your dress.
  • Don’t use high heels. 
  • Your hair must be tied properly and it must not be messy. 
  • Don’t use heavy makeup and jewellery.

Dress Code for Males: 

  • Formal dress is the best for Males.
  • Full sleeve shirt with formal pant is most preferable. 
  • Prefer White, Brown, Navy Blue colours for Shirt.
  • Prefer Black, Brown, Navy Blue, Grey colours for Pant.
  • Prefer Black or Brown Formal Shoes with shocks.
  • Don’t use Sports shoes, canvas and slippers.
  • You can go with Tie but it’s not compulsory.
  • Avoid party or designer wear. Don’t use fashioned belts. 
  • Shirt should be neatly tucked. 
  • Hair must be well combed. If you have long haired, then apply gel or oil to keep them in order. You can also use a band. Clean shave is most preferable. Candidates having beard can trim it.
  • Blazers or Business Suits or Court is not necessary. 

As this is the time of Winter, so use simple sweater either full or half. Don’t use Leather Jackets. Don’t use designer sweater and don’t use sweater in which there is written something.

Apart from all this, we urge you to be fresh before entering the Interview room. Remember, dress doesn’t describe who you are, its just a get up which makes you feel better and confident. This will give you a great advantage in Interview and it is one of the deciding factors for Selection in Interview.



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