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.
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!
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.
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.