How To Select Jewelry for a Job Interview

Job interviews rely on attitude, aptitude and appearance. While attitude and aptitude are gauged through interaction, appearance is important because it is the first impression. Usually, job applicants must dress smart and neat. However, depending on the job to be applied, you must dress accordingly. For example, it is not appropriate to dress in a suit and tie if you are applying as a lumberjack.

Jewelry is most often the highlight of dressing up. Selecting jewelry for a job interview is very important. Basically, you should not put on extravagant jewelry as this comes across as negative in an interview setting. Items of jewelry should be simple yet not appear cheap or pretentious.

  • Pearl jewelry. One type of jewelry that fits most circumstances is pearl. Pearls convey simplicity and elegance. However, pearls appear different because of settings and setting designs. Pearl jewelry will convey that you are smart and have potential. Unfortunately, an ornate and elegant pearl necklace or earring will be frowned upon – making you appear superior or prissy (not good first impressions). Keep things simple and classy.
  • Cubic zirconia jewelry. Cubic zirconia jewelry is inexpensive yet impressive. It is simple and classy yet appears like diamonds. It also can be designed and combined with other gems or pearls for a varied appearance. This kind of jewelry exudes confidence.
  • Rings. Rings are normally worn as they present commitment. Mostly rings mean commitment to a relationship. Of course, these kinds of rings are normally silver or gold and are definitely acceptable (though an engagement ring is a bit too flashy for this occasion). Using other kinds of rings may be a bad idea – plastic, rubber or other ornamental rings.
  • Bracelet. A lot of women use bracelets or anklets and is this is okay depending on their design and quantity. At this point, the number and design depends on the overall appearance of the person. For example, one woman might easily pull of an ensemble of multiple bracelets with a smart dress suit while another may not. It all comes down to how it is worn and who wears it.
  • Silver. The simplest yet most elegant jewelry is silver. Anything silver, as long as it is not too elaborate or ornate, will only accent the wearer. There are many designs and types of silver jewelry. And they come in an inexpensive price.
  • Shopping for jewelry. The best place to get jewelry is from local merchants or jewelry stores. Online stores may be unreliable. The quality of the jewelry can’t be seen online. More importantly, shopping online does not guarantee you a perfect on time delivery. Remember that your interview schedule might not be flexible for you.

When in a job interview, wearing jewelry is not a rule. However, a more appropriate rule of wearing one in a job interview is “Less is more”. Remember, your qualifications and skill should shine more than your jewelries on that day, but might as well complete the package inside and out.


Share this article!

Follow us!

Find more helpful articles: