The dress code for today’s job interview candidate hasn’t changed much over the years. Recruiters and hiring managers still expect interviewees to show up dressed in clean, well-pressed clothes that are appropriate for the occasion. Now, what does “appropriate for the occasion” mean?
If given the opportunity for an interview, it’s important to understand that most employers are seeking key characteristics and want to hear keywords spoken during the interview. To embody the traits of the ideal candidate that employers seek, try incorporating these words and phrases into your interview answers.
Studies show that on average only 2% of applicants are actually called in to interview (a stat some people who have tried online dating may be able to relate too). When you get called to interview, realize that you are one of the 2% percent, so act like it! Odds are, you already have something they want, or you would not have been called in in the first place.
Prepping for an interview can sometimes seem like a complex tactical operation. It involves a set of variables: people, location, supplies, timetabling and a myriad of other action items. In order to pull off this “operation”, it requires detailed coordination. So, before your interview, it’s best to prep yourself for whatever may come ahead.