What to Wear for Zoom Interview
Interview attire is a funny thing. You want to make a good impression but don’t want to overdress or underdress. To stand out from the crowd, consider an outfit that’s bolder than what others might wear.
But if that’s not your style, stick with more understated outfits like simple black pants and a white button-down shirt. If you have never had a Zoom interview, I’ll help you learn what to wear for the zoom interview.
Code: Interview dress code
What is a Zoom interview?
A Zoom interview is a virtual interview, so you should dress as you would for any on-camera interview. The main difference is that this interview will be via phone or computer.
If you can, check out the Zoom website before your interview. That way, you’ll already know if there’s anything specific about the site that the interviewer mentioned in their email!
What To Wear For Zoom Interview
- Slacks or skirt
You can wear pants and a blouse, or you can wear a skirt. If you’re going for a less than full-length look, it should be fairly conservative. Dress: You don’t have to wear trousers or jeans during your interview; however, it would be wise to avoid too much casual styling. A dressy shirt is best. A button-down works well if the interviewer wants you to show off your tattoos.
- Blouse or button-down top
You’re probably going for understated for this, so it should be a solid color in a conservative style. Jeans or a dress: You want to look professional at all times when you’re interviewing. This means that both jeans and a dress or skirt are ideal.
It’s a good idea to wear a black or dark blue tie. Just make sure it’s appropriate for your industry. Jacket: Your jacket should be a solid color that matches your slacks/skirt. Avoid anything with too much embellishment.
Your belt should match, if not complement, the color of your shoes and slacks/skirt. Underneath it, you can wear a bow tie or a tie clip if that’s more comfortable for you. Watch and jewelry: Make sure your watch is polished, clean, and matches everything else in style and color.
It’s also a good idea to have accessories you can use during the interview. People on Zoom often use their laptops or phones as extended receivers. So keep them close in the event you need to reference something. You can wear some formal accessories like watches, formal jewelry and more.
For women, you can go with a professional-looking pump. For men, a more flexible shoe is OK. The only trick here is that it should be relatively clean and polished. This can be achieved by buffing your shoes at home before the interview or bringing shoe polish if you have time to stop at a local shop for a quick touch-up before your interview.
People on Zoom often use their laptops or phones as extended receivers, so keep them close if you need to reference something. I think now you are clear about what to wear for the Zoom interview.