Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: Phone InterviewShould I dress up for a Phone Interview?
SHuff Staff asked 7 years ago

This is a really silly/stupid question, but I heard that dressing up for a phone interview can help you. Why is this? and should I do it?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 7 years ago

This is actually a really good question! While the other end of the line obviously cannot see you when you’re on a phone interview, dressing up can help. First, it makes it seem more real. The phone interview is actually a really important step toward getting a job, and by dressing up, you are helping yourself to take it more seriously. Second, when we dress up, we tend to improve our confidence. Some people are naturally confident and can excel in a phone interview while wearing shorts, flip-flops, and sitting on the couch, but most other people need that little boost. So yes, dressing up and making sure that you are sitting down at a desk or table, rather than in an easy chair or laying in bed will give you a big edge in the phone interview.