Dress for the (Remote) Job You Want – Harvard Business Review

Written by Noah Zandan and Hallie Lynch

Now that many of us have been forced to get comfortable with video meetings, it’s safe to assume that they are here to stay. In a recent survey we conducted, 86% of respondents said they are satisfied with their communications via video conference, and 70% anticipate using video conferencing the same amount as today or more, even after social distancing guidelines are lifted. We’ve also heard from lots of people that they aren’t sure how to make the right impression on Zoom and Skype, whether they’re interviewing for a job, presenting to their team, or delivering a speech to a larger group.

The technicalities, like finding good lighting or knowing when to mute your line, were easy enough to figure out. But we wanted to know: how does one become exceptional? Is one background preferable to another? What attire should we wear? Do certain clothing colors translate better via webcam? Does anyone actually care? We looked at the literature and could only find opinion, not fact. Little data exists to provide a clear answer — so we decided to find out ourselves.

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