What are the best and worst colors to wear in a job interview?

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What are the best and worst colors to wear in a job interview?

November 21, 2013 Updated Nov 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM EST

(CareerBuilder news release) Dressing well is critical to making a good first impression on a potential employer, but what do the colors you sport really say about you?

According to a CareerBuilder news release:

A new survey from CareerBuilder takes a fun look at the attributes employers most often associate with colors candidates wear to job interviews.

When asked to advise job seekers on the best color to wear to a job interview, employers most often recommended blue (23 percent) and black (15 percent). Orange topped the list for the worst color (25 percent of employers) and was the color most likely to be associated with someone who is unprofessional.

Many employers felt more conservative colors such as black, blue, gray and brown conveyed a sense of professionalism. Other key attributes they pointed to:

· Black – Leadership

· Blue - Team Player

· Gray - Logical/Analytical

· White – Organized

· Brown – Dependable

· Red – Power

· Green, Yellow, Orange or Purple – all four colors were associated with Creative

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