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sales-interview-outfit-ideal-candidateOne in three managers say they’re able to tell if they’re going to hire a candidate within 90 seconds of seeing them. What you wear to a sales job interview matters.

Whether you’ve just finished school or you’re making a career switch, it’s vital to assess your wardrobe going into a sales job interview. Although a blazer alone won’t make you a better salesperson, your outfit can speak volumes about your commitment to a role.

Check out this SlideShare for examples & quick tips:

3 Tips To Remember For A Sales Interview:

Overdress

In the words of Oscar Wilde, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Like it or hate, the theory stands for job interviews, especially a sales role. The risk of being overdressed has significantly less severe consequences than showing up business casual to a room of suited interviewees. If you’re waiting until you land a job to invest in a suit, you may be waiting a long time.

Stand out in sales numbers, not in the interview

It seems everyone has heard the story of the friend who wore the purple blazer and the hiring manager was so impressed by their unique character that they hired them on the spot. But what does the data say? Although possible, this scenario is rare and definitely not something to risk your talent on. A recent survey of 2000 hiring managers concluded bright clothes are a turn off. Trust us, you will have plenty of time to stand out once you’ve got your name on their business card.

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65% of hiring managers said clothes could be the deciding factor between two similar candidates. [Tweet This!] The reality is, a hiring manager is thinking of you from their customer’s perspective. Would I buy from this person? Do I trust this person? With only a 90 second window to work with, your wardrobe speaks for you. The hiring manager wants to see that you’re professional and can hit the ground running.

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Ideal Sales Interview Outfits

Good luck! Now get out there and seal the deal!

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Kayla Kozan

Kayla Kozan

Director of Marketing at Ideal
Kayla spent the last few years studying Marketing and Entrepreneurship on 3 different continents. Now covering the latest in predictive analytics, workplace diversity and big data. She has a keen interest in tech and discovering underrated brunch spots.
Kayla Kozan