ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Womens Work Shoes

Updated on February 13, 2012

They say that in very important events in your life you always need to put your best foot forward. This is true especially when getting interviewed. For you to land the job you desire, you need to nail that first interview and create a good first impression. This first impression will make your name stand out on the hiring personnel's long list of applicants. Needless to say, how you appear before the interviewer will either make or break your chance, so it's essential that you dress to impress.

Your shoes are one of the most important accessories after you suit. When you are being interviewed for a job, there are certain types of shoes that are appropriate to wear and certain types that are best to avoid. Here are some basic guidelines for the best styles of shoes for women to wear to a job interview and why they work;

Go for the sophisticated, and professional look
Wearing formal shoes is always your best bet when going to an interview, especially if you being interviewed for a corporate or an office position. So this rules out your trainers, platforms and all those other fancy shoes you may have. An interview is certainly not the time to kick in your trendy side.

Go for neutral colours or deep dark shades
To invoke that professional tone, you need to choose shoes that are neutral-colored such as brown, black and tan. Or you can also go for very deep and dark shades like dark red or dark purple or dark navy blue shoes to infuse a little more color but avoiding to look too cute.

Stay plain
Your leopard printed pumps may be all the rage with your friends, but you may want to think twice about using them on your next interview. You want to be as simple and classy as possible to command a professional and respectful tone from your interviewer. Metallics, printed and animal printed shoes may not give out that tone so leave those for now.

Hide your toes
It is best to choose closed toe shoes for an interview. This style still is most appropriate instead of fancier designs.

Be modest with the heel
You never know if you need to wait in line for a while or do some walking around on your next interview. It is best to choose shoes that have smaller heels maybe an inch or 2 if you're rather short, or go for kitten heels if you are the tall type.

Shoe Condition
If you cant buy new ones, keep your current shoes clean and in good condition. You wouldn't want to go in for an interview with shoes falling apart and all. So if you need to invest in good shoes, it is best to do so since you can always reuse them on your job search and even when you do get a job already. As with all your foot wares, you need to keep your shoes in good and clean condition to enjoy them for a longer time.

Finally...Try to Relax!
The bottom line is, you better relax. Its an interview you are going to and that alone is enough to keep your mind full. Just remember whatever shoes you wear should accent the fact that you're a professional and ready to get to work at a new job. Let common sense guide you. Bear in mind that its tough to land a job so give your interview your best shot, looking no less than your very best.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)