How The Color You Wear To An Interview Effects Your Chances

How The Color You Wear To An Interview Effects Your Chances

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    Why your brown “power suit” could be making you look passive, why you should ditch Navy if you’re in a creative field and never wear orange.

    DON’T WEAR NAVY IN AN INTERVIEW FOR A CREATIVE JOB
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER LUKASZ DUNIKOWSKI

    Navy sends a message of being enterprising, trustworthy, honest and credible, says Davidson. It’s a great choice for industries like law or finance. If you’re interviewing for a more creative environment, however, it could be considered too conservative.

    WEAR BLACK IF YOU ARE INTERVIEWING FOR A MANAGEMENT JOB
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER MARIA MORRI

    Black is an extremely strong color and is highest on the authority scale.

    YOU PROBABLY SHOULD AVOID BROWN ALL TOGETHER
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER KENT WANG

    Brown conveys the message that you’re simple and slow to change.

    GRAY IS GOOD FOR ANY INDUSTRY
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER MARIA MORRI

    Gray sends a message of being rock solid, wise, and reliable

    RED MIGHT BE A BIT TOO MUCH
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER IANGBL

    Red can send less favorable messages — that you are domineering, rebellious, and obstinate.

    WANT TO APPEAR THAT YOU HAVE ATTENTION TO DETAIL? WEAR WHITE
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    White is a reassuring color that can convey a feeling of new beginnings, impartiality, cleanliness.

    PUT THE INTERVIEWER AT EASE WITH GREEN
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER PRESTON RHEA

    Green is a color often associated with a sense of calm and wellbeing, as well as wealth and prosperity.

    SEND THE MESSAGE THAT YOU’RE UNIQUE WITH PURPLE OR YELLOW
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER ROBERT BEJIL

    Purple sends a message of being artistic and unique, while yellow signifies optimism and creativity.

    WHATEVER YOU DO, PLEASE DON’T WEAR ORANGE
    PHOTO: FLICKR USER LEE HAYWOOD

    Orange, however, topped the CareerBuilder list for the worst color, with 25% of employers saying it was the color most likely to be associated with someone who is unprofessional.

    cover photo: fastcompany.com
    SOURCE fastcompany.com
    Unbreen Fatima
    Broadcast Journalist from Pakistan. Currently associated with DW as Freelance Correspondent. Several years of experience as a journalist in radio, newspaper, online and TV journalism.

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