What the Color You Wear To An Interview Says About You

The age old saying dress to impress just got a little more complicated. According to a survey from Chicago-based CareerBuilder, the colors your sport make an impact in interviews. The survey, which included 2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes, found that the color you wear to interview says a lot about the qualities you will bring to a work environment.

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The age old saying dress to impress just got a little more complicated. According to a survey from Chicago-based CareerBuilder, the colors your sport make an impact in interviews. The survey, which included 2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes, found that the color you wear to interview says a lot about the qualities you will bring to a work environment. Scroll through to see what the color you wear in an interview says about you.
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Black
nEmployers associated the color black with leadership, the study found.
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Blue
nWearing blue to an interview shows you are a team player.
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Grey
nJob seekers dressed in grey often appeared logical or analytical to employers, according to the study.
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White
nInterviewees wearing white were often thought to be organized.
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Brown
nInterviewees donning brown garb were often looked at as dependable.
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Red
nWearing red shows power, most employers said in the survey.
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Green
nGreen, yellow, orange, and purple were often associated with creativity.
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When asked to advise job seekers on the best color to wear to a job interview, employers most often recommended blue.
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When asked to advise job seekers on the best color to wear to a job interview 15 percent of employers said black. And many employers felt more conservative colors such as black, blue, grey and brown conveyed a sense of professionalism.
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Orange topped the list for the worst color and was the color most likely to be associated with someone who is unprofessional.
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