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How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Cvclue11(m): 4:46pm On May 26, 2021
The recruiting process requires you to dress professionally for an interview. Even though you don't have to wear a suit all of the time, you should always look your best.

We advocate wearing one level up from what you would wear to work every day. If you're going to be dressed casually, we recommend wearing a suit to the interview.

If you'll be wearing jeans to work every day, an interview should be dressed in a button-down shirt and khakis (for males) or formal trousers and a good top (for women).

However, we always recommend that you overdress for an interview rather than underdress. When you look your best, you tend to feel your best!

Here are some pointers on how to dress for an interview:.

It's typically preferable to be conservative. Make sure your hairstyle and color are both traditional and fashionable.

Perfume and powerful body washes/sprays should be avoided.

Wearing clothes that is overly tight, reveals cleavage, or is too short is not a good idea.

Lace, transparent fabrics, and animal patterns should also be avoided. If you decide to wear a skirt to your interview, make sure it is just above the knee and that you are wearing pantyhose.

Avoid wearing stilettos or open-toed shoes. You should feel at ease strolling about in the shoes you select, and they should be well-kept.

You should avoid using colors that are too bright or fashionable. Suits in black, gray, or blue should be worn. It's ok to add a splash of color to your blouse, but it shouldn't detract from your overall look.

Nail polish should not be used and your fingernails should be well-shaped (clear is acceptable).

Carry a modest, professional handbag or attache case.

For men:
Keep your hair and facial hair clean and clipped.

Use no cologne or aftershave with a strong scent.

If you're wearing a suit, go with gray, black, or navy and a corresponding shirt and tie.

Take everything out of your pockets.

Put on a good belt and shoes to go with it.

Carry a portfolio or briefcase made of leather.

Keep your nails neat and short.

Dress socks and polished dress shoes are required.

Tips for male and female:

Smile!

Show good hygiene by showering and brushing your teeth as soon as feasible before the interview.

Do not eat gum or sweets, and avoid smelling like a cigarette.

Make sure your clothes are wrinkle-free, tear-free, and stain-free.

Consider how tattoos and piercings will be received in your field. All tattoos should be covered, and any piercings that aren't in the ears should be removed.

If you need to buy new attire or borrow items from a friend or family member, try on your outfit several days before the interview.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Dexpro: 5:38pm On May 26, 2021
Ok.

Yawns.... What the epistle all about sef?

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by landmark86: 5:38pm On May 26, 2021
Upon all dis those that will get the job las las will not even show up.
No be Naija

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Kizyte(m): 5:38pm On May 26, 2021
After all the dressing and perfume, if you no wear grace, e no sure for you. Only pray for GRACE before going for interview.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Prodigee: 5:38pm On May 26, 2021
You forgot to add the most important one for naija - wear strong, long-legged connection!

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by mrwonlasewonie: 5:38pm On May 26, 2021
grin

This is how to dress up for an interview

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by oluwasegun007(m): 5:39pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Ademola121(m): 5:39pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by IgiveLadiesBj(f): 5:39pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Chijeep(m): 5:39pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by iLegendd: 5:40pm On May 26, 2021
I didn't even bother reading beyond the title. The correct title should be: How to Dress for Slavery.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by paulolee(m): 5:40pm On May 26, 2021
nice tips but I stopped taking all these conditions n list serious after my experience going for one NPA fire service job interview..
I dressed all up in suits n sharp shoes with 3 of my guys looking sweet dt d interviewers asked "how long have we been job hunting" and we jus jokingly laughed it off...
noticed some sets of hausa guys too with thier normal jalabia n slibs or native wears looking all calm n were also interviewed...
d recruitment were delayed for some unknow reasons, next we heard was dt hadiza bala was announced as the m.d..
list came out d next month n it was influx of Hausa names making d cut even in Lagos...none of me n my dope looking guys were called..
point is dt, these list can work In private firms bt if its federal recruitment, jus get strong connection bro bcoz even with singlet n slipps dm go still employ you..

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by tenzofall: 5:40pm On May 26, 2021
If you like dress the best, if you don't have the required skills and connection forget it..

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by lytech1(m): 5:40pm On May 26, 2021
Nothing is too small to venture into your own business.

I have wasted 9 productive years serving people with nothing to show for.

My business of 7month old with a start up capital of 80k now worth over 700k.

Looking for job here and there is just a waste of time.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by rawtouch: 5:40pm On May 26, 2021
cool

smart traditional wear with shoes and cap to match
Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by drizslim(m): 5:40pm On May 26, 2021
For Nigeria you need connection to get anything even a girlfriend

Na so dem deceive me say if u wear suit on ur project defense day it attracts more score.

Na dat lie de vex me pass

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by inoki247: 5:41pm On May 26, 2021
lol all na don come all na no dey sitdown for one place...


if you like dress pass the owner of the Company nd dey start looking at you like diz one wey dress pass d owner hope say he no go carry the company money run...

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Nwakannaya1: 5:41pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by TempUser: 5:42pm On May 26, 2021
You can put on agbada, this is Nigeria! angry
Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by PrimadonnaO(f): 5:44pm On May 26, 2021
Wear a perfume, but not the choking type.

And for ladies, you can have your nails on, but not like claws, and the colour shouldn't be loud.

As for piercings, work is one of the primary reasons I don't have a nose piercing. Most Nigerian workplaces consider it highly unprofessional.

So if you don't want to be stereotyped and going on twitter to rant, just avoid it, really.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by doubleE70(m): 5:44pm On May 26, 2021
hmmm maybe with crazy jeans and gucci shirt
Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Kessythegeek(m): 5:44pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by dirtydiva(m): 5:45pm On May 26, 2021
Dressing nowadays no dey speak volume again, your experience to dat field you're applying for go determine and how vast your experience are.

Majority of companies in Nigeria wants problem solvers not people that wants to build their CVs

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Fedrick100(m): 5:46pm On May 26, 2021
After all this the person will still request for the girl body before giving her the job
Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by KangaIye: 5:46pm On May 26, 2021
Depending on the interview you are going for, but just look neat and we'll groomed.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Judolisco(m): 5:47pm On May 26, 2021
Sha prepare well.. Some interviewers can ask you stupid questions sometimes... Jst dress well barb low cut.. Wen u get d job u can resume you normal hair cut... Na wetin make me lose one job bdat... Started asking me if I was a Christian mtwww grin

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by observanc1: 5:47pm On May 26, 2021
All talk and no pix?
Just dress well. Forget all these long grammar.
I remember going for zenith bank interview. Entered night bus in abuja and landed in lagos in the morning. Went to a friend's place, took my bath and changed cloth. Shirt and trouser, tucked in.
When i was ushered into the waiting room, i felt like a fish in a desert. Boys and girls all suited up. I just maintained my confidence.
Interview started. Mine was all day. By the time we were called for the HR Manager's interview by 7pm, what remained were only 4. All those suited guys and girls had mostly all been booted out.
The only thing that made me not to get the work was the HR manager's first and only question "who are your parents?" And i answered "ma?" Dont understand where the question was coming from. Answered and she was like, ok, we will get back to u. Nothing till today.
Same Zenith started calling me to employ me when i got employment somewhere else and had contact with them and they needed my expertise. I told them to go and ask their HR Manager if she didnt want to know who my parents were again?
Mabel Mang. Read here on nairaland that she was killed sometime ago by her maiguard. May her soul rest in peace.

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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by Lucas10(m): 5:48pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by mrwonlasewonie: 5:50pm On May 26, 2021
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Re: How To Dress When Going For A Job Interview by GboyegaD(m): 5:50pm On May 26, 2021
Even in these virtual interview days?

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