1 year ago
May 11, 2017

5 Tips to Dress Fashionably for Sales Interviews

Have a big job interview coming up? Want to look your best? Here are 5 Tips to Dress Fashionably for Sales Interviews

Gabrielle Berardi

Making a good first impression is important. One of the first things an interviewer will notice about you when you meet is how you present yourself. Do you look well put together? Do you exude confidence? Do you look like someone who could fill the sales role?

What you wear matters. If you want to make a great impression, you need to dress the part. It’s not necessarily about a specific pair of pants or how you style your hair, it’s about your overall appearance. Since sales roles vary, looking the part can vary based on the position you are interviewing for.

5 Tips to Dress Fashionably for Sales Interviews

Want to look your very best on your next sales job interview? Here are some tips to dress fashionably for a sales interview:

1. Research the dress code:

Every company is different. Some are more causal than others, but the important thing to keep in mind is to never come under dressed. You are better off being overdressed – as they say, dress for the job you want. However, if you are interviewing for a sales company that is known for their style, try to wear something that shows you fit in with their culture.

2. Ask about the dress code:

Building on the point above, it is perfectly okay to ask about the dress code when setting up your interview. You can also check out the company’s website and social media to get some visual cues.

3. Remember you are selling yourself:

Your appearance is part of what you are selling, especially if you are interviewing for a position that involves face to face sales. Dress in a way that will make the interviewer see you as someone who fits the role.

4. Wear what makes you feel confident:

At the end of the day, if you feel confident in what you wear, you will communicate this during the interview. Have an outfit that makes you feel and look your best? Wear it – as long as it makes sense for the position.

5. Err on the side of conservative, if not sure:

If you are not sure what you should wear, it’s better to be a little conservative. Go with something more traditional.

More Advice for Sales Reps

Check out these insightful blog posts for more sales career advice and tips:

6 Common Types of Sales Jobs: Which Is the Right One for You?

3 Ways to Sell Yourself in a Sales Interview

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking That Sales Job


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Gabrielle Berardi

Gabrielle is a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate with a degree in Business Administration. She has a background in both sales and marketing, with experience working in the technology, education, and travel sectors.