Job Interview Tips
How to Dress for a Call Center Interview
September 30, 2014
Do you have an interview coming up but aren’t sure what to wear? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you out! Although most call centers don’t require you to wear business attire to work, you should still dress up for the interview to make a good impression on the recruiter. Let us take you through some general guidelines for dressing up for your interview. Gentlemen • TOP For interviews, it’s standard to wear a button-down shirt (more popularly called a polo). Given the Philippine weather, there’s no need to wear a long-sleeved shirt – but it’s all right if you do. If you want to be more comfortable though, a short-sleeved button-down shirt should be fine. Remember to tuck your shirt in! • BOTTOM Slacks are the best types of pants to wear to your call center interview. As much as possible, no jeans please! • SHOES Leather shoes are your best bet for completing your look. Save your sneakers, running shoes, and sandals for the weekend! Ladies • TOP A standard office blouse is fine for a call center interview. You know those tops you wear to the mall, to parties, or on nights out? Definitely not those. It’s okay to wear a sleeveless blouse, but do cover up with a jacket or sweater. And choose a blouse with a modest neckline! • BOTTOM Pair a blouse with either slacks or a pencil cut or A-line skirt. Make sure your skirt is knee-length! • SHOES Closed heels are the best choice for an interview. You may also wear sandals, but choose ones with heels – flats are too casual. But if you’re like me, and can barely walk (let alone take public transport) in heels, you can use ballet flats or loafers. • DRESS If you don’t like wearing slacks or skirts, another option you have is a shift dress. But you have to be careful when choosing a dress – it needs to be business casual and at least knee-length. Leave the bright, floral, or colorful ones for mass or the beach. General Grooming Presenting yourself at an interview isn’t just about choosing the right clothes – you also need to make sure you’re well-groomed. Some general tips on personal grooming: • Trim your nails and make sure they’re clean. Ladies, if you have manicured nails, make sure they’re neat and not chipped. • Brush your hair and keep it neat. If you have long hair, keep it away from your face by tying it up neatly. • Don’t forget to brush your teeth! Use mouthwash if you have it. • Don’t go overboard on the cologne or perfume – just dab a little on yourself so as not to overwhelm other people. • Make sure your clothes don’t have any rips or stains! Here at Kalibrr, our goal is to help you start your call center career – and we do it for free! Start by taking our assessments. Once you pass, we’ll contact you for an initial interview then we’ll refer you to one of our partner companies for a job interview. Start your career with Kalibrr!