All of us are well aware of the fact that plunging necklines and mini-skirts are big no-nos when trying to land that dream job. While your credentials and experience should be the only deciding factors in getting you hired, your appearance plays an equally important role.
What about the jewelry? While jewelry can add to an outfit, one has to be extremely careful when dressing for a job interview.
Here are a few dos and don’ts of wearing jewelry to a job interview.
Do wear small and conservative pieces.
Do not wear large pendants. Pendants should be smaller than one inch in diameter.
Do wear only one or two pieces. Less is more. You could either wear a necklace and earrings or earrings and a bracelet.
Do not wear statement jewelry. Avoid large pieces of jewelry that are loud and noisy.
Do wear silver, gold or pearls. One classic piece in each earlobe is more than enough.
Do not wear more than one ring per hand. Rings should be inconspicuous.
Do wear coordinated sets. Don’t mix and match.
Do not wear dangling earrings and arms full of bracelets.
Do not wear religious jewelry. It may leave the wrong impression.
Remember this is a job interview. You want your interviewer to notice you, but keep interest in what you are saying, and what you can bring to the company. Try to keep eye contact when you are in the interview. The wrong jewelry can distract, offend, or even give your interviewer the wrong impression of you.