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What to wear for an interview

Dressing for work or interviews and assessment days can be really daunting and stressful. At the FBL placements office at the University of Southampton, here are some tips with our very own University of Southampton models:

1. Prepare your outfit in advance
Ensure you know what the expected dress code is. It may be very formal and corporate but some industries or informal interviews may not be as strict. It is always better to go over dressed than under-dressed but if you are very unsure you can ask.

2. Wear smart shoes
Ensure that you wear classy shoes that are clean, appropriate and comfortable. Stick to black, brown or nude shoes.

Smart Shoes

Smart Shoes

3. Wear a business suit or a smart dress

Depending on the occasion, wear something corporate such as a suit or business dress. Make sure you wear something clean and with inoffensive colours or patterns. It’s also really important that you wear something that fits –  a baggy suit or a dress that is too tight averts the attention from you as a fantastic candidate.

Suit

Suit

4. Wear a smile
Although you may be nervous, there is nothing better than a genuine smile to increase your personal confidence and to show prospective employers you are personable and pleasant – just be yourself!

Smile

Smile

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