Colors You Should Never Wear in a Business Meeting

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Krusty would be a colorful job applicant. | FOX

Colors You Should Never Wear in a Business Meeting

Snagging a job interview is noِ easy task.
The colors youِ choose canِ have a powerful affect onِ others, soِ it’s important toِ choose wisely.
“In creative industries likeِ advertising orِ public relations, thereِ isِ a wider range ofِ acceptable colors andِ outfits, soِ itِ isِ smart toِ doِ some detective work aboutِ the cultural norms ofِ the company.

1. Orange

No matter howِ much youِ likeِ this color, stay away.
Parr asserts thatِ the color orange hasِ the lowest correlation withِ confidence.
Furthermore, inِ a survey conducted byِ Harris Interactive forِ CareerBuilder, 25% ofِ employers saidِ orange wasِ theِ worst color a job candidate couldِ wear because they associated theِ color withِ someoneِ who isِ unprofessional.

Orange isn’t the new color for a job interview outfit. | Netflix

2. Red

Bright colors likeِ red canِ elicit veryِ strong feelings, andِ they areِ often notِ positive whenِ itِ comesِ to job interviews.
Your bestِ bet isِ to stay awayِ from colors thatِ canِ beِ seen fromِ clear across theِ room.
Unless you’re a crime fighter or goingِ on a date, red isِ not yourِ color.

3. Brown

Brown mayِ seem like a safe color, butِ Civitelli saysِ many hiring managers don’t care forِ this shade.
Although this color tends to be associatedِ with reliability andِ comfort, thisِ mayِ backfire whenِ itِ comesِ to interviewing atِ a fast-paced company.
An interviewer couldِ get theِ impression thatِ you’re resistant toِ change andِ would insist onِ doingِ things theِ way they’ve alwaysِ been done.

Which three colors should you wear instead?

This family is dressed in red, but they’re not going to a job interview. | Pixar

The best colors for a job interview

Gray, blue, andِ black are three safe colors forِ job interviews.
Research finds thatِ gray isِ often associatedِ with someoneِ who isِ analytical andِ logical, whileِ blue isِ associatedِ with beingِ a team player, asِ long asِ it’s notِ extreme likeِ neon blue orِ powder blue.
And, don’t forget toِ pick yourِ clothes outِ the day beforeِ the interview.

Unlike in the wild, brown in a job interview is boring. | Thinkstock

Gray, blue, and black are set bets. | Brooksbrothers.com