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Interview Pro Tip #4
August 13, 2020 at 11:00 PM
by Ryan Buxbaum
This is a shot of the owner of New Zealand watch company - Hunters Race.

Plan your interview wardrobe the night before: As they say, you get just one chance to make a good first impression. The last thing you want to worry about right before the interview is what you’re going to wear. No need to panic trying to find the right power tie or bright white shirt when you should be focused on crushing interview questions and establishing rapport with hiring managers. Take the time the night before to make sure everything you wear is just right, pressed, clean and easy to find.

If you’re concerned about being too dressed up or too casual, err on the side of dressed up. You can always take off your coat or roll up your sleeves if the environment seems more casual. But the reverse is not possible, you can’t dress up a dress-down outfit. Of course, if you’re interviewing for a camp counselor position, a suit will make it look like you showed up for the wrong job. Wear clothes that resemble the outfits of the people that work at that company or in that industry. How do you know what that is? Start with the company website or, even better, a company social media page. These will usually be filled with candid or spontaneous pictures of employees at work.