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Appearance
Dressing Up
Men's Interview Attire

  • Suit (solid color - navy or dark grey)

  • Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)

  • Belt

  • Tie

  • Dark socks, conservative leather shoes

  • Little or no jewelry

  • Neat, professional hairstyle

  • Limit the aftershave

  • Neatly trimmed nails

  • Portfolio or briefcase



Women's Interview Attire

  • Suit (navy, black or dark grey)

  • The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably

  • Coordinated blouse

  • Conservative shoes

  • Limited jewelry (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets)

  • No jewelry is better than cheap jewelry

  • Professional hairstyle

  • Neutral pantyhose

  • Light make-up and perfume

  • Neatly manicured clean nails

  • Portfolio or briefcase



What Not to Bring to the Interview

  • Gum

  • Cell phone

  • Ipod

  • Coffee or soda

  • If you have lots of piercings, leave some of your rings at home (earrings only, is a good rule)

  • Cover tattoos



Interview Attire Tips

  • Before you even think about going on an interview, make sure you have appropriate interview attire and everything fits correctly.

  • Get your clothes ready the night before, so you don't have to spend time getting them ready on the day of the interview.

  • If your clothes are dry clean only, take them to the cleaners after an interview, so they are ready for next time.

  • Polish your shoes.

  • Bring a breath mint and use it before you enter the building.
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