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The way you dress when conducting interviews reflects on your company! Here's how to avoid sending the wrong message

by , 15 May 2014
When you conduct an interview, you represent your company. Everything from how you talk to the candidate to how you dress says something about the company. But are you giving candidates the wrong impression?

The wrong impression about your company could make the right job candidate decide they don't want to work there.

Here's what your interview dress code says about your company...

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Here's what your interview dress code says about your company

Next time you're conducting an interview, think about what your interview dress code is saying if you're wearing:
A plain tie: This says the company is very corporate and formal.  
 
A silly/crazy tie: This says the company is fairly corporate, but you don't take yourselves too seriously.
 
Smart shoes: These say that the company is very structured and expects its employees to be too.
 
Tackies or flip flops: The company is laidback and more worried about a comfortable work environment than structure.
 
A plain button up shirt: This shows a company that's about the work force as a whole and working as a team.
 
A T-Shirt: This shows your company is more on individuality and personal creativity.
 
None of these representations are inherently bad. But if you're representing your company in the wrong way though, that's not so great.
 
After all, conducting interviews places you in a position of authority. And this needs to affect your personal dress code.
 
So how do you represent your company in the right way?
 
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Represent your company the right way when conducting an interview

If your company is corporate and formal, smart shoes and a plain tie and shirt send the right message.
 
If your company is more casual, then T-Shits and tackies are okay, as long as your don't look scruffy.
 
So remember this guide and make sure you represent your company the right way, every time!
 


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