For women who mean business, choosing a shoe for a job interview could be the difference between landing or losing a job. Regardless if the job is working in a warehouse or a customer-facing position, what you wear to a job interview is the key to impressing your next employer. Lets begin with the first rule of thumb, if you plan to wear jeans to an interview ensure they are clean, not worn and free from rips or tears. Jeans are not the ideal job interview attire, but paired with a nice shirt and a blazer, they can be made to look elevated and professional. But no outfit is complete without a good pair of shoes. Make sure that your interview shoes are comfortable, free from scuffs and make sense with your outfit. If you plan to wear a pantsuit, then pair it with a nice pair of womens oxfords or a women’s heel with a low profile. Remember you have to walk into the interview looking confident. High heels tend to be an unstable choice for walking and could easily lead to a trip or a fall.
A dress or a skirt can also be a great choice for an interview outfit, however, it’s important to get it right. A dress should fit, meaning not too tight, sexy or trendy. Don’t over accessorize, jewelry should be simple and tasteful. And be thoughtful regarding your choice of heels, with consideration given to a comfortable block heel that doesn’t exceed 3 inches. If you bring a purse, ensure it’s small and only holds your essentials. Since the pandemic many of us have forgotten what professional wear even looks like, but if you remember this rule of thumb you will be ready to land your dream job. That rule is lean toward solid colors. If you want to elevate the look, you can do so with an interview shoe that adds a pop of color. Give yourself time before the big interview to press your outfit and shine your shoes, because you only get one chance to make a great first impression.