What You Should Know About Business Dress Shirts For Interviews
It’s always a bit disconcerting when you go to apply for a job and the first thing that the manager or someone in charge of hiring says is “You must wear a business suit to work.” It doesn’t necessarily mean that your chances of getting hired are any less, but it does seem to take away from your professional appearance and your appearance can have a big effect on how much confidence you have and how well you perform. There’s nothing wrong with wearing a business suit, and there are plenty of reasons for people to wear one. You just have to find what kind you like best.
When you want to wear a business dress to an interview you probably have a few things in mind. You probably have a favorite casual or sport-coat that you feel comfortable in and also a top that you like. Whether the top is casual or formal, can make a big difference in your final decision about whether to wear the suit or not. For example, a knee-length wool skirt paired with a nice button down shirt or a v-neck sweater with a pair of jeans is really the only appropriate look for an interview.
If you’re interviewing for a casual job, you probably don’t need to worry too much about how you will look, although it can help. If you have ever seen an “office party” you might think that most people dressing for such events are there because they have to be, but those same people would probably cringe if they saw an office party dress! The key point is to choose a dress shirt that is not so formal that it requires you to tie a bow on your neck, but still looks professional enough to where you don’t have to. One great option for an informal wear is a cotton or silk shirt, perhaps some sort of polo-neck sweater with a pair of khaki pants. Remember, a good business dress shirt should never be a dressy one, so choose something casual and comfortable.