I recently collaborated with the Career Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State to host their 1st Annual Professional Image Boot Camp.
This event was created to help students craft their professional image in preparation for the upcoming job fair. We discussed various areas of professionalism from how to effectively write a resume/cover letter, to how to give a proper introduction, and my area of expertise on how to dress for the interview.
Here are the tips that I provided to the guys about what to wear (and what not to wear) on their next interview:
6. Limit the amount of jewelry you wear. If you usually wear earrings, make sure they are small and not gaudy. Avoid wearing flashy cuff links, several necklaces and rings. However, a wedding ring or class ring is totally acceptable.
11. Lastly, you want to be remembered for what you said during your interview and why you’re qualified for the position as opposed to what you wore (or should not have worn). That is why I think it is so important to keep your outfit conservative and professional during an interview.
Thanks for reading, and I hope my tips help you nail your next interview.
The Dapper Advisor