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Dear Seniors,
I am Alka,
Currently I am in Bangalore and searching job in HR. I have completed my PGDM in HR. I just wanted to know which attire I should wear while coming for Interview. Most probably I have seen girls wearing Jeans and kirti for interview. Is it a formal attire for the interview.
I am thin and mostly while coming for interview I prefer Salwar kameez. Should I change my dressing style with trouser shirt or Salwar Kameez is ok.
Kindly assist me.
Regards,
Alka

From India, Bhubaneswar
Hi, Thanks a lot for your posting this can be helpful a female job searching candidates and i can suggest that not wear jeans and wear the plan dress which does not contains any designs.
From India, Hyderabad
You should wear the dress in which you feel comfortable.Otherwise the discomfort may affect your performance. B.Saikumar
From India, Mumbai
Dear Alka,
This is in addition to what other members have said. In some companies jeans are allowed on all the working days and in some companies not on any day. The best thing for you to ask the contact person about the dress code of the company. If you are going through the consultant then ask the recruiter about the policy on dress code of your future employer.
In addition to normal dress, do not wear excessive jewellery (imitation or real one), make up should be with minimal colours, footwear should be clean and polished.
All the best!
DVD

From India, Bangalore
Dear Alka
Just go the company
stand outside and observe what sort of dress the women employees wear.
This will also help in your interview
The route you should take, time taken to reach the work place etc
just go to the company web site and find out about their product etc
All the best
S N Rao

From India, Bangalore
Somebody has suggested that you stand outside and watch how the employees are dressed and follow the same !. Am sorry I dont agree with that approach. A candidate for an interview is different from an employee.

The first impression that you create is going to be the lasting impression on the minds of those interview panel members. It is possible one of them may become your boss also, in case if you are selected. So, please dont create a wrong impression about yourself even before you are considered for employment.

The dressing or the grooming etiquette differs from one organisation to another. To be on the safe side, while going for an interview, you can wear salwar kamiz in pastel colours without any add-ons like chumkis, shiny attachments etc. ! No revealing clothes, plunging necklines etc. No decoratative bright, gold ornaments.. Wear a thin, very thin chain which is more than enough. Once you are selected, you can follow whatever the organistion's dress code says, during your induction programme.

More than these things, you wear a 'smile' on your face and especially when you greet somebody or the panel members and also while you are being greeted by them.

Walk into the interview room with self-confidence, erect body posture. When a question is asked, respond with confidence, talk clearly, pronounce the words clearly, dont exhibit nervousness, fidgetting, and so on.

Best wishes

From India
Dear Alka,
I agree with N K Sunadram
Dressing sense play an important role but it is a part and parcel of how u carry and present yourself in the interview.
if we strictly stick to dressing code than as an HR person i will prefer girl wearing a simple formal pant an shirt with less of imitation and jewelry,or plain salwar and suits but off course not jeans.
Most important with dressing sense is a good body language, confidence and off course a presentable smile.
Best wishes
Rajesh Kumar Pradhan
Jr. Officer - HR
Banglore
Mob No 8880348180

From India, Delhi
I think Indian wear like salwar kameez is the best option, it is accepted by all sort of companies. It is modern yet traditional. even women can think of saree also if she is comfortable with it.
Arun J.

From India, Hyderabad
Hai Alka,
Present yourself with Salwar that too with light colors. After entered into the interview area pls go for refreshment take a deep breath. First 3 minutes in the interview is so crucial so present your self neat. Spend two hours for preparation don't ignore any topics try to cover all the subjects one more think please know the company profile their products and so on. This will give an edge over other candidate. Don't sit untill the interviewer asked to do.
Be smiling don't get tensed if u are not able to answer the question.
Be confident in your approach that will show u many things.
All the Best
Thanks and Regards
R Parthasarathy MLM MBA LL.B
Chennai

From India, Madras
Anonymous
Hi There
Your query is very useful and I suggests if you are comfortable with a simple sari with a light jewellery and light make-up, it looks very professional as when I walk in an interview with a well dressed sari all eyes turn on you.
Hope this is helpful.
Tk Cr

From India, Kolkata

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