New year, new career? Dressing intentionally for a job interview is essential for making a good first impression. And now that job interviews are being conducted on Zoom and video chat, there’s even more to think about when it comes to dressing to impress. A Zoom room has a completely different setting from an in-person interview. If you’re nervous about an interview, feeling confident about your look can help settle your nerves and help you feel ready to take on the challenge!
Dress up and be yourself
As a general statement, your outfit for a Zoom job interview should be relatively the same as what you would wear to an in-person interview. Remember, It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed for an interview, whether it’s on Zoom or not.
Color choice is everything
No black! Laptop cameras have a really hard time seeing texture and seams on black fabrics. Also avoid bright colors, like bright white, red, and orange. While your camera is trying to adjust exposure on your face, your top may glow if it’s white (however, note that cream, beige, and ecru won’t cause that glowy effect, and in fact do well on camera)
Let yourself shine
No matter what, remember that YOU are the main event during the interview. You don’t want any distractions, including your clothes. Keep that in mind when choosing your top. Our recommendation would be to wear a solid, muted color with no pattern. Also, a pair of great trousers will make you feel comfy yet unstoppable!
Look straight into the camera
Then your interviewer will see you as making eye contact with them.
Less is more with your background
Anything distinguishable will be distracting!
Follow these steps and embrace the screen! Dress with confidence and intention, and remember: your cosy loungewear awaits you as soon as you’re done!