Everyday English lesson today we will talk about how colors might affect your performance when they come into interviews.
We all know that colors mean different things in our life, when you are going into an important interview, wearing the right color clothes can directly affect your performance in front of your employee or HR people.
Colors and communication
What you choose to wear communicates a lot about who you are and how you see yourself. So in the all-important job interview, what color should you wear to make a great first impression?
Based on the statistics, 2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals who participated in CareerBuilder’s recently published survey, blue, white and black are the best colors to wear to a job interview, and orange is the worst.
Blue, white and black seem very natural when you go for an interview, they look very professional and fit all situations.
Conservative colors, such as black, blue, gray, and brown, seem to be the safest bet when meeting someone for the first time in a professional setting, whereas colors that signal more creativity, like orange, may be too loud for an interview.
Black can be seen as unapproachable, but if you wear it correctly, it can also “communicate glamour, sophistication, exclusivity,” says branding expert Karen Haller. Black is a color that is taken seriously. Consider brands such as Chanel and Yves Saint Lauren using black to communicate that they are the leader in their industry.
Blue: Team Player
Blue is one of the best colors to wear on a job interview because it exudes trust and confidence. Lisa Johnson Mandell at AOL Jobs writes: “Studies show that navy blue is the best color for a suit to wear to a job interview, because it inspires confidence. You are more likely to get the job when you wear navy blue to an interview than any other color.”
Wearing white and beige is a safe bet, but you may be considered “dull and lacking in self confidence.” Hiring managers think that white means you’re “organized” and you may find yourself with a stain on that white outfit. Mandell at AOL Jobs advises wearing white or beige for a job where everyone else wears loud colors.