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How to get the job: How to dress for your interview

Send the right message with your outfit
Posted at 2:48 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 17:48:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — How you dress for your interview sends a message. Our local experts have extra tips on how to dress to impress for both men and women.

When looking for the appropriate outfit, research the company and what people wear to work. You want to look like you are already a part of the company. Our experts suggest to lean on the conservative, don't wear anything too revealing and close-toed shoes with heels or even flats for women is appropriate.

For men, if you not sure about a tie and jacket, it's more comfortable to wear it and take it off in the bathroom or the car instead of putting it on. Adding a blazer is always a nice touch.

Make sure everything is cleaned and ironed. You can try on your outfit the day before to make sure everything is in order.

Have a plan for your hair to keep it in place and out of your face. For women, stick to either police on or off for your nails, chipped nail polish sends the wrong impression.

Stay away from flashy jewelry or revealing outfits. It appropriate to take out all your face jewelry and wear a couple of earrings until you know your companies dress code.

Solid colors are a nice touch and if you have a signature color or signature piece wear it. Even if you dress conservatively, it's still important to be comfortable and show your style to stand out.

Our experts suggest, covering up tattoos until you know your companies policies.

"How to Get the Job" local experts:
· Suki Mahal, Recruiting Specialist, Express Employment Professionals
· Laura Hill, CEO, Pinnacle Recruitment Services
· Bob Meadows, Business Development Director, City of Shafter
· Arleana Waller, Founder, ShePower Leadership Academy
· Cheryl Scott, Executive Director, Kern Economic Development Foundation