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Dressing for a job interview and looking good

Written by Admin Nonhlahla


Posted on August 24 2020

Attending a job interview can be one of life’s most stressful situations so that’s why we have put together some tips and tricks on dressing for a job interview. At #Fbo, we understand that an interview is one of those rare occasions where your behaviour, appearance, and personality is intensely scrutinised, and you have to make an excellent first impression to be considered for the job ultimately.

As stressful as this may be, the good news is that if you know how to dress for a job interview, the battle is almost half won! The good news is that #Fbo has you covered, and we have some great tips for dressing for an interview – let’s take a look!

Human resource professionals recommend having at least one outfit permanently in your wardrobe that you can wear for an interview. In this way, you will not have to panic and frantically go shopping when you have an interview coming up.

So, what is acceptable to wear for an interview, and what is not? Well, first and foremost, whether you are a male or female, the goal is to go for a look that is deemed acceptable for the industry you are applying to join.

Let’s say you are looking to join a bank, a smart business outfit in a neutral color would be a fine outfit for the interview. Wearing a pantsuit in grey, back, or dark blue would probably be the safest option for men and women. Our #Fbo range caters to all these requirements, and we offer great prices, too.


Although your own personal style may not reflect the color in a neutral suit, bear in mind that you need to look professional and smart for an interview, and you could showcase your taste or love for flashy colors and bright hues, but accessorising your outfit with some colorful heels or a handbag.

Dressing for a gig in an agency or even if you want to stand out from the crowd, our #fbo #brandoutlets will have something for you to make your big impression. From blouses to more formal dresses, our #brandoutlets are always stocked with the most beautiful fashion items at unbelievable prices.

Do not neglect the small details and make sure that your shoes are clean, shiny, and neat.

Accessories should be minimal and enhance, rather than detract from your overall outfit. Take a look at our FboOnline range of inexpensive yet classy accessories that you can wear to your interview. Keep makeup to a minimum, and make sure that your hair is clean and neatly brushed!

It is recommended that you should prepare for your interview a day or two beforehand by washing, dry cleaning, and ironing the clothing; you plan to wear. There is nothing worse than discovering that you have a stain or mark on the outfit you are planning to wear, and it is too late to do anything about it!

Personal hygiene is a critical element, so always ensure that you are well prepared and look the part. And remember, don’t go overboard on the perfume or aftershave.

Finally, remember that it only takes a few seconds to make an impression – good or bad- so making sure that your appearance is the utmost of professionalism and neatness will go along way in helping you to secure the job!

For a wide range of work-related attire, shop at any of our #brandoutlets or visit