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August 29, 2012

Clothing and Physical Appearance - Bank Interview Tips

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What to Wear ?

There is a saying "there are two days when you absolutely have to look your very best : your wedding day and your first interview". Keep in mind that you are going to initially be judged solely by your appearance. Since you are assumed to be looking your best, if your best isn't up to par with the organization's standards, you'll have a hard time convincing the hiring people you are right for the job.

Men
·         Clothes :
o    Avoid Jeans. Wear dark colored pants with the collared shirts that are plain or come with light stripes.
o   Avoid wearing the shirts that are too thin or have designs on them.  Avoid bright colored shirts like red and purple.          
o    Wear an undershirt beneath your collared shirt so that, when you sweat, it does not seep through to your shirt.  
o    Necktie is not necessary, but if you wear, then it should be silk with a conservative pattern
·         Foot wear :
o    Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best)
o    Dark socks (black is best)
o    Don't wear athletic shoes
·         Hairstyle :
o    Well-groomed hairstyle is OK. Don’t go for spikes.
o    Don’t go for the Haircut before the day of the Interview. It may ruin your entire look. If feel your hair is long, then make it cut before one week of the interview atleast.
No Smoking :
o    If you smoke, avoid smoking before going to the Interview room. If you badly need it, use mouth freshner after completing your work

Women
·         Clothes :
o    It is advisable to wear  salwar or a sari. Keep in mind that you are not attending software interview. The interviewers will be some government employees with 50+ age. So obviously it would be a negative if you are too modern.
o    If you are wearing a salwrar  we suggest you to wear a  light colored one. Do not wear jazzy ones with dark colors.
o    Wear neatly ironed clothes. Also, If you prfere to carry a hand bag ,
o    If you want to go Western-then wear slacks/pants or skirts that fall below the knee. Avoid shirts that have too much of a pattern as it can be distracting. It's best to wear dark pants or a dark skirt and a nice, ironed, light-colored collared shirt.
o    Try avoiding bright colors like hot pink and orange.
·         Accessories :
o    Don't wear too much jewellery
o    If wearing Western, wear close-toed shoes.
o    Do not wear hanging ear rings and bangles.
o    Hand bag is ok. But avoid Big, Glittering handbags. make sure it goes well with your dress.  And don’t play with it during the interview.
o    If you wear nail polish (not necessary), use clear or a conservative color.
·         Hair style :
o    Well-groomed simple hairstyle is ok.
o    Wash and dry your hair the night before the interview. By getting that out of the way, you'll save time the day of the Interview.
o    If your hair is long, consider pulling it back in a ponytail. This way, you won't be tempted to absentmindedly fiddle with it.
o    Avoid glittering hair accessories.

Both Men & Women

·         Remember, dressing sense carries great marks, it reflects your personality. 

  • Wear neatly ironed clothes.
  •  No wacky hairstyles.  Keep hair neat.
  • Clean, trimmed fingernails
  • Empty pockets - no key chains  or tinkling coins.
  • No heavy colognes or perfumes.  The best practice is to forgo strong scents that day.
  • No need to wear Suits / Neck tie. Its fine if you have them. But no need...
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41 comments:

  1. ON 26 I HAVE THE CLERK-2 INTERVIEW MAM .I WANT TO WEAR A SALWAR WITH COTTON LIGHT PINK OR YELLOW OR PARROT GREEN TOPS WITH WHITE OR CREAME COLOURED BOTTOM AND CHUNNI (MEANS I HAVE 3 COLOURED TOPS AND 2 COLOURED BOTTOMS)PLZ TELL ME MAM WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR INTERVIEW.MEANS WHICH COMBINATION WILL GREAT.AM THINKING THIS MUCH BECAUSE U R SAYING DRESSING PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE PLZ REPLY MAM

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    1. Any light color dress will be ok Priya... In your case all the 3 options are nice (if they are of light colors) But check in which dress you feel more comfortable... (personally i prefer yellow/pink top with white bottom).

      All the best and waiting for the good news :)

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  2. Genarally i dont wear salwar suits so i dont think i will be comfortable in that... so
    what should i wear?? will it be okay if i wear black trousers and white shirt ??

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    1. Yep its ok friend. Be simple and comfortable... All the Best

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  3. i am not very much comfortable in kurtis. so can i wear black pants n light pink or mud colored blazer ?

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  4. Thanks mam its great ...

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  5. can we wear woolen kurtas and leggingg as it is winter for po interview??

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  6. Mam,Can I wear leggings in Banking PO interview?

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  7. mam,can I wear leggings in PO interview?

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  8. hey guys i hv cleared ibps po 3 bt there is one mistake in online form. i left the job bt in form it was mentioned "still working" .....wht to do pls suggest :(:(:(:(???

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  9. WILL CHUDI HAND BE HALF HAND???????????/

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  10. mam what will be best to wear in winters??

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  11. for males..is it advisable from you to go in suits...will only white shirt alomg with black trousers and shoes along with tie and half woolen sweater will not do....
    pleas reply mam

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    1. No need to go in suits Ritesh. Formals are ok. Neck tie is also not necessary....

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  12. I'm going with black shirt, black trouser and black shoes. Yay!!!

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  13. Mam, can I wear a simple navy blue colour over coat wid black pant and a light colour sweater? Or salwar suit wil b better wid a pullover?

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  14. mam i have po 3 intervw in jan. i have a dark green salwar suit with grey cardign.. will it be a good for an interview?

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  15. Plz tell what should a women wear in winters for the interview ??

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  16. Hello mam , can i wear half sweater over my shirt in the interview ? What should be the color of the sweater ?

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  17. is it compulsory to wear sandal or i can wear simple flat chapple.????

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  18. heelo sir,i have IBPS interview on 6th jan,iam more comfortable in trouser and shirt rather thn salwar kameez..if i wear whit shirt with black trouser and black overcoat will it be fine???

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  19. hello sir,
    i have my IBPS interview on 6th january,....iam more comfortable in formal trouser and shirt ,rather than salwa kameez..plz may i knw tht black trouser with white shirt and overcoat will be fine for my interview????

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  20. Mam can I wear long warm kurti with black slacks..plz rply

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  21. mam can i wear a long warm suit and slacks with a coat over the suit? i am having my ibps po interview. plz rply soon.

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  22. Mam I completed my b.tech in 2014, after that i joined in m.tech (2012-2014) course. Presently i am in second year project work. I've qualified for both ibps rrb(multi) and clerks. mam what can i say if they ask what did you do from 2012?

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  23. for mens, cleaned shave is neccessary..??

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    1. Bhavya VasudevanJune 9, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      Yes. It shows that you are SERIOUS about your job.

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  24. I have an interview for a clerical job at a Court....i am thinking to wear a light green-coloured (peach green) shirt with a dark formal pant......teaming it with a black flipped shoe (without laces)......will it work......please reply as early as possible.......

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  25. i have an interview in RRB FOR SPECIALIST OFFICER.wish to wear a plain printed saree(white base with black and green print) .can i wear it with flowing pallu,plz tell me is it ok?

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    1. Being women, we don't have any restrictions / dress code sis... You can wear anything which makes you feel comfortable... Try to avoid glittering and distracting accessories.. That's enough. All the Best :)

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  26. thanku sir...plz tell me about some study material which should i prepare for specialist officer as a CA in bank

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