What you wear to a job interview is just as important as what you say. Here are some tips on how to dress for a job interview.
When in doubt, be conservative. You want to show good taste and professional demeanor.
For men: Dress shoes or loafers. Dark socks. Long-sleeved dress shirt, with a conservative tie. Dark or gray pants, with a belt that is appropriate for the pants. A sports coat if you have one. Say “No” to T-shirts, polos, jeans, caps, and most of your college attire. You want to look the part. Be sure your nails and hair are trimmed and neat. Look like you’re ready for the job!
For women: Closed-toed shoes or short heels with neutral hose. Avoid sandals and overly-high heels. They don’t look professional. Tailored skirt or pants, with a matching jacket. Tailored blouse appropriate to the suit. Manicured nails, with no wild nail colors. Avoid overly dramatic makeup. Conservative jewelry. Avoid perfume. Some people are allergic. Select a conservative handbag. Be sure your hair is neat and styled. Say “no” to short skirts, capris, low-cut blouses, wild prints, and really trendy looks. You want to communicate professionalism.
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