Do you really want to know how to make a good impression in a job interview? Well, one thing that we know for sure makes a huge impact on the mind of the interviewer in a job interview is your appearance. As shallow as that may seem, the reality is we as humans judge each other based off an appearance before we even talk and get to know one another.
Unfortunately, this is especially true for women. Studies have shown that a woman’s appearance ranks number three in importance in the job selection process. This is a very high rank in comparison to men, in which appearance ranks number nine.
Because women’s appearance is judged so harshly, it is vital that we manipulate this double standard to benefit us in the workplace. Thus, we as women should figure out what clothing and accessory items would make us more likely to get a job.
Because Roma is a jewelry store, this article is going to focus on answering the question, what jewelry should I wear to a job interview to leave a good impression?
Get ready to ace your next job interview!
When it comes to job interviews, it is important to appear professional. It is also important to dress for the career that you are pursuing and interviewing for. For example, there will be slight differences in the way you will dress for an interview for a law firm in comparison to an interview at a fashion design company.
Despite the variations in what is considered appropriate attire, the overall rule of thumb on what to wear is usually the same for any job interview.
For example, with nearly every type of job interview, less is more. This rule of thumb is true for both women and men. Therefore, both women and men should wear sleek and simple attire in neutral colors at work.
Both men and women should also make a note to dress up a little more than the daily attire of the office in a job interview. Doing so will highlight your professionalism and make you more memorable to the interviewer. Thus, even if the office attire for a company is casual, dress dressy-casual for your interview with them.
When it comes to clothing, women and men in job interviews should not wear hoodies, sweatshirts, or sweatpants. This is because it screams laziness and unprofessionalism.
When you need to wear a coat to a job interview, wear ones made of a material like wool. If you are a woman in need of professional attire, wear a neutral color pencil skirt and blouse.
Like with clothing, when it comes to accessories, less is also more. Thus, the accessories you pair with your job interview outfit should be simple, sleek, and professional.
That means that you cannot wear any hats to a job interview. This also means that you cannot wear casual shoes like flip-flops or sneakers to a job interview.
For women, the best type of shoe to wear to a job interview is a neutral color closed-toe pump. For men, the best type of shoe to wear to an interview is a neutral color slip-on or lace-up dress shoe.
It is expected that your belt is a neutral color that matches your shoes, bags, and overall outfit. A woman’s pantyhose should also be simple and neutral colored. That way it will appear sleek and conservative.
When it comes to women and hair and makeup, the simpler and classier the look, the better. When it comes to a woman’s nails, they should be cut short and painted a neutral color.
Although you want to impress your interviewer, it is important that you keep the perfume and cologne sprays to a small amount. That way you don’t overwhelm others with your smell.
A portfolio or briefcase filled with work samples is a great accessory to carry with you to a job interview. A portfolio or briefcase of work samples is best served when it is concise and small with only the artist’s best pieces of work in it.
When it comes to jewelry for a job interview, men should only wear a watch and a wedding band. Women should wear stud earrings and one or two other simple pieces of jewelry. When it comes to necklaces, do not layer them. Instead wear one simple, classic necklace like pearls.
Do not layer a bunch of bracelets to a job interview. If you must wear a bracelet, wear only one. This one bracelet should not be plastic or cheap.
With rings, simply wear an engagement ring and maybe one other classic ring on your other hand. Earrings for women should be classic, small, and simple. Gold, silver, pearl, or diamond studs will do.
Although it is important to wear your most expensive pieces of jewelry to work, be cautious when doing so. You do not want to appear snobbish and not in need of a job. Not being cautious of your expensive jewelry could also lead to someone stealing your jewelry.
Although sleek and simple, your jewelry should send an overall authoritative message without taking the spotlight away from yourself. Although it is good to be authoritative, it is not good to be over authoritative with your jewelry.
For example, do not wear a multitude of rings at once. Instead, just wear one or two. In fact, you should only wear one or two of any type of jewelry item at a time.
To ensure that you appear sophisticated, do not wear cheap or plastic jewelry. Instead, wear precious metals and stones. Also, make sure to not wear any jewelry that makes any sort of political or religious statement.
A classic Roma pendant necklace that embodies all the things that we just mentioned one should wear to a job interview, is the Mystic Midnight Sky Treble Cleft Pendant necklace. To find this necklace, go to the pendant necklace section on the Roma website.
A great Roma bracelet to wear to an interview is the Lunar Bead Bracelet in Rose Gold Overlay. This bracelet is a great choice because it is simple, sleek, and professional.
The green Amber Rose Ring in Sterling Silver is also simple and classic. You can wear this Roma ring on your right hand.
To check out our collection of classic stud earrings for your job interview, go to the stud section of earrings on our website.
Now that you know all the rules to wearing jewelry during job interviews, you can properly choose the Roma pieces you want for your interview outfit. If you need a guide, check out some of the Roma pieces I mentioned above.
If you are just looking for new pieces of jewelry for your work wardrobe, feel free to scroll through our Roma website at your leisure. We are always offering great deals and rewards for our customers.