You never get a second chance to make a first impression, which means the initial job interview attire still does actually matter in 2017. This still means a suit – for men and women – even if the organization’s work culture is business casual.
Yet wearing that suit has many complications.
The most basic, which suit, comes down to taste and what makes you look good. The more challenging is how to wear the suit without your current employer finding out.
If you’re going to an interview from work, its all about changing in your car or a public restroom, then hoping no one you know sees you in the suit till after you take it off post-interview.
Even if you’re gainfully unemployed (ahem!), getting access to a suit when an interview is eminent is a challenge in itself. More so if you’re living on friends’ couches and you don’t usually travel with a suit.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get a video interview and only need a nice shirt and a tie. Just don’t step away from the camera!
Can you relate? Tell me your story – I’d love to hear it!
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