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Best Colors To Wear For A Job Interview

Updated on August 23, 2016

Job Hunter Tips For a Successful Interview

  • Are you looking for a new job?

  • Have an important job interview coming up?

  • Not sure what outfit to wear so that you look the part to get the part?

    Color choices are an important part of planning a great interview look as they can be used to communicate a positive attitude to your potential employer.

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Some Very Basic Tips on What Colors To Wear to a Job Interview and What To Wear

FIrst of all- you probably want to be wearing a suit, regardless of your gender. The color of the suit you wear to your interview should be either

  • gray
  • navy,

  • or black

You should also wear a watch to your interview, as this sends a subconcious or concious signal that you are a timely person (who respects deadlines, etc). So be early for the interview to make sure you are on time.

For shirts and tie colors to wear to a job interview , the following are the best options:

  1. Blue sends out the signal that you are honest and calm. If you could pair blue with yellow, the color combination suggests honest and cheerful.
  2. White sends out the signal of order. Red sends out the signal of power. A combination of the two suggests someone who is in charge and organized.

When wearing these colors, be subtle. A bold print won't work as well as a crisp white shirt and a red tie or a blue shirt with small gold (i.e: yellow) stud earrings. Understated when you are interviewing for a job.


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Color choices are an important part of planning a great interview / career look as they can be used to communicate a positive attitude to your potential employer. If you have any tips for job hunters to go from interview to new desk, please feel free to leave them here. Thank you!


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      6 years ago

      My fiance was my teacher also n i really like his personality he mostly use o wear white shirt with black pent n tie gray or silver i really like this dressing n its very decent can be use for any occasion ...dressing n confidence both metters for applying a job hope u enjoyed

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      7 years ago


      Gray suit, wear a white shirt and yellow or red tie

      black suit, wear a white or blue shirt with any colour tie you

      Navy suit, where a white shirt and any tie.

      Read about the company and take 2 seconds before you answer any questions, dont cross your arms or legs and take a pad and pen or folder to take notes, and have your notes in there too! good luck, a suit and color does not matter only that you look good and professional to iron your shirt and no stains please :) lol



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      7 years ago

      I think dark pin striped suit white shirt and red tie works well .

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      7 years ago

      for mr.Jeff .. I have 7 suites but I never ware them for job interviews yet I got all the offers by being confidence into my self .. so just white shirt and black tie and pants will do it .. I wish all the best for whos looking for jobs nowadays .. ^_^

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      7 years ago

      I don't have a suit! Guess I'm poor!

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      7 years ago

      I agree with Jessica.

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      7 years ago

      @ Jeff, if you spell you're y-o-u-r, you are probably uneducated! And there's nothing wrong with being poor! However, there is no excuse for being ignorant.

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      7 years ago

      If you dont wear a suit to an interview..your probably poor

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      Pippa Thomas 

      7 years ago

      I had a guy (as a recruiter) go for a job in a suit for a warehouse position - it got him the job over others because although not a suited position it showed he gave a damn, he had the 'goods' to back it up but it showed he was serious and wanted to progress with them.

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      7 years ago

      is suit realy important?

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      7 years ago

      What if you are working in an industry that would not support a suit? and a suit would make you look stuffy?

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      Debbie Dabbles 

      9 years ago from Cape Town South Africa

      The role colour plays on the psyche is quite powerful and it certainly would be useful to know about the company before you decide, then you could use it to your advantage in many ways.

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      10 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I think it is necessary to have some knowledge of your employer before deciding what to wear.


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