First impressions are only made once and are usually never forgotten. When it comes to job interviews, having a perfect resume is essential, but you especially want to make a good first impression by looking your best.
The clothes we wear says a lot about ourselves, especially the colors. CareerBuilder, the largest web portal for jobs in the country, surveyed more than 2,000 employers to find out what each color says about a job candidate. According to the survey, below are the most suitable colors for a job interview.
Navy blue. This is the best color in the professional field as it denotes professionalism and good work ethic. It also goes well with any skin tone.
Black. This classic color will always make you look good. Wearing black gives off a sense of leadership. If you’re not sure what color you should wear, you can never go wrong with wearing black. However, make sure to wear the color in moderation to avoid looking as if you were attending a funeral. Add some light to you all black ensemble by adding white or cream.
Grey. Those who wear this color show a sense of logic and analysis. A dark gray will make you look distinguished and flatters every skin tone.
Brown. According to the survey results, this color reflects professionalism. Brown can be a boring color, but can be worn right by adding a contrasting color.
White. A clean and elegant color. People who wear white inspire organization.
Green, yellow, and violet. These hues are associated with both creative and strategic thinking people. Green is a soft, accessible color. Yellow denotes energy and is recommended for adding a touch of color to any outfit. Purple is an elegant and relaxing color and goes well with any skin tone.
And the award for the WORST color for a job interview is…
Orange. This color is very risky. Experts in human resources agreed that the color is most likely to be associated with someone who is unprofessional.