Blue means business
You really can’t go wrong with wearing blue. Back in 2013, research from CareerBuilder found that blue was the color the highest number of hiring managers thought was the best color to wear for an interview. Where do the positive associations with blue come from? Well, it all has to do with color psychology. Sally Augustin, PhD, Principal at Design With Science and Fellow of the American Psychological Association, told Reader’s Digest that blue is “linked to impressions of trustworthiness and competence.” “It is also the color that people are most likely to name as their preferred color, worldwide,” Dr. Augustin added. Of course, there’s more to getting a job than what color you wear, as these tips from HR departments demonstrate.