What do specific clothing colors mean?
Blue: team player
Gray: logical and analytical
Green, Yellow, Orange and Purple: creative
CareerBuilder experts offer five dress-for-success tips for the job seeker going to an in-person interview:
1. Dress for the environment, but don't go too casual.
If everyone is dressed in shorts and flip flops and you show up in a business suit, you may not come across as the right fit. Dress according to the environment, but always look polished. Wear a suit where appropriate or at the very least a nice pair of pants or a skirt and collared shirt or blouse.
2. Stick with neutrals.
You can't go wrong with navy, black, brown or gray. You can pair any of these colors with a classic white button-down shirt or a splash of a more vibrant color.
3. Tailor your outfit.
Clothing that is too tight or revealing can leave an unfavorable impression. Clothing that is too loose can make you look like a kid wearing your dad's suit. Make sure your interview apparel complements your shape.
4. Don't distract the interviewer.
Wacky ties, loud patterns and oversized jewelry can cause the interviewer to spend more time wondering about your outfit than your skill set. Solids or small patterns are your best bet for interview attire.
5. Pay attention to details.
Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes are wrinkle-free and your nails are manicured. Be mindful of your choice of belt, tie clip, hosiery, socks and jewelry.