I’ve got a video interview coming up but not sure what I should wear because most professionals I’m coming across at the moment are working from home and have therefore adopted quite a casual approach to work attire. So do I need to bother with a suit?
The rules regarding ‘what to wear’ remain the same for both virtual and in-person interviews and should reflect whatever the norm is for your industry / sector. For most City jobs suits for male, and indeed female, candidates are still viewed as the most appropriate. That said, female candidates may prefer to wear a dress and blazer. And if in doubt then go smarter so you never run the risk of being underdressed. Additionally, to ensure you look your best do remember to have a think about your background image, lighting and try not to sit too close to your screen. By the way, I recommend using a laptop or tablet for video interviews rather than a mobile as a bigger screen is easier for interacting with the interviewer(s). Finally, it’s worth remembering that you look and feel your best your confidence levels will also be greatly enhanced! Good luck.