Interview FAQ: What should I wear to the Interview?

What should I wear to the Interview?
The answer to this question is a simple one: the dress code should be comfortable as long as you take into account the protocol of the interview.
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  • Why is it important?
    • First impression is extremely important. A formal dress code asserts your commitment to a task.
    • A comfortable dress gives you the confidence, and allows you to focus on the task at hand.
    • It is a hygiene factor (everyone else will be well dressed). What this means is that this is the bare minimum expected from you; not dressing well will land you in a soup and dressing well only means that you have done what was expected of you.
    • It shows respect to the interviewer.
  • Male Dress Code:
    For males, the usual dress code is formal shirts, trousers, and shoes. A tie is also the general norm in the interviews and should be worn for the occasion. Some candidates wear a suit/blazer to the interviews - this is also preferred but it is important to keep the weather in mind. There is no point sweating outside the interview hall. The tie you wear, its color, the pattern should suit the protocol of the interview. Please note that wearing slippers, jeans, informal shirts, etc. gives the impression that you are not serious for the interview.
  • Ideal Dress for Men: 
    Dark Blue Blazer, White shirt, Red or any Dark color Tie, Grey/Fawn Trouser, Grey Socks, Formal Lace Shoes.
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  • Female Dress Code: 
    For ladies, the usual dress code is a salwar suit or a sari with suitable footwear. A western formal skirt or pant suit may also be worn. Here again, it is important that you feel comfortable with what you wear. If you are wearing a sari for the first time, you might feel very uncomfortable, trip over etc. It is preferable to wear closed-toe pumps or flats for footwear. It is important that you do not put too much of make-up and jewellery. Long hair should be groomed or tied and preferably, not left open. 
Do's Don'ts
Be aware of the brands you are wearing. Apply a strong or unpleasant fragrance.
Wear polished shoes / clean footwear Wear flashy / colourful clothes
Be clean shaven/support a properly trimmed beard Wear loose tie
Have your hair well groomed Too much oil in your hair
Carry a neat folder, with all your certificates and their photocopies. Carry a plastic bag into the Interview room.
List of Interview FAQs
  1. How do I greet the Interviewer?
  2. What kind of Body Language should I use?
  3. What if I cannot answer the question being asked to me?
  4.  Do I have to ask questions at the end of the interview?
  5.  Significance of the time of the interview
  6. How should I handle myself in a "stress interview" situation?
  7. How to introduce yourself in the interview?
  8. How to handle questions based on family background?
  9. Tricky questions related to your academic performance
  10. Deal with questions based on strengths and weaknesses
  11. Tackle questions related to your hobbies
  12. State the right career objective
  13. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  14.  Tricky interview question related to MBA Admissions
  15. Which field of management would you like to specialize in?
  16. Why do you want to do management from this institute?
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