What to Wear: Virtual Job Interview

October 1, 2020

So, you’ve updated your résumé, wrote the perfect cover letter and carefully thought out answers to any questions the recruiter might throw your way. Now, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear for your virtual job interview. The hiring process is stressful enough as it is, but dressing for it doesn’t have to be!

As with in-person interviews, the key to virtual interview attire is to look professional, capable and polished. Wearing an outfit that makes you feel confident and reflects your personal style is important, but also remember that looking the part isn’t just for your potential future employer’s sake – it also helps you feel the part. We know it can be tempting to just throw a blazer over your sweats and call it a day. However, studies show that getting fully dressed in professional attire can positively impact you on a business and personal level.

To make your life a whole lot easier, we’ve come up with a fail-proof outfit formula that can create a professional and stylish outfit in seconds: Statement Top + Sleek Blazer + Forgiving Bottoms. Keep reading to see our favorite styles that are sure to help you land the job.

Statement Top

We don’t believe in judging a book by its cover, but science tells us that people will have a solid impression of who you are within the first seven seconds of meeting you. Make a statement from the waist up in a zoom-worthy top. Opt for a saturated jewel tone or a fun pattern in a neutral colorway – both options will make a great base to your overall outfit.

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Sleek Blazer

A classic, tailored blazer instantly elevates your virtual job interview outfit. The style you choose really depends on the top, but a simple rule of thumb is to stick to a black, brown or camel color. A neutral color will effortlessly complement your top and look super flattering on camera.

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Forgiving Bottoms

What do we mean by that? Think: elastic waistbands, breathable fabrics, and cuts that are flowy and unrestricting. Whether you opt for a skirt, shorts or pants — that’s completely up to you! You can create looks that range from formal to more casual, depending on the industry.

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With this fail-proof outfit formula, you’ll show up to that interview ready to land the position. Go get ‘em!

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