One simple tip to be memorable at interview

stand out at interview

It can be hard work being an interviewer. Anyone who has done it will know just how draining it can be when you are involved in back-to-back interviews often stretching out over whole days. By the end of a good day, you will possibly remember that you’ve seen some strong candidates, and heard some good answers, but can you remember who was who, or who said what? Post-interview confusion is hard to avoid. Hearing 8 similar answers to the same 10 questions can test even the most astute recruiters and your memory can start playing tricks on you.

One very simple trick that can help you to stick more firmly in the minds of your interviewers: think carefully about what you wear. Make a clothing choice that will help to make you more easily memorable. I’m not talking ‘turn up in fancy dress’ or wear something so inappropriate that you stand out for all the wrong reasons. But adding to your outfit a brightly coloured scarf or handkerchief or an unusual broach will help you to stand out from all the other dark coloured suits. At the end of the day, you want to be individually identifiable. You want the interviewers to be able to discuss the candidates and remember which one you were. Focusing not just on what you say, but also on how you look, can help to make this happen.