Dressing for the Interview

-Wear clothing that indicates you are ready to go to work today.

-All clothes should be neatly pressed
-Conservative two-piece business suite (solid dark blue or gray is best)
-Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
-Clean, polished, conservative shoes
-Clean, trimmed fingernails
-Minimal cologne or perfume
-Empty pockets—no noisy coins
-No gum, candy or cigarettes


-Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
-Dark shoes (black lace-ups are best); clean and polished
-Dark socks (black is best)
-Short hair always fairs best in interviews
-No beards—mustaches are acceptable (keep neat and trimmed)

-No heavy cologne
-No earrings


-Always wear a suit with a jacket; or a sheath dress with a jacket
-Do not wear extremely high-heeled or platform shoes
-Do not wear open-toe shoes or mules (they are more casual)
-Conservative hosiery at or near skin color (and no runs!)
-If you wear nail polish (not required), use clear or a conservative color
-One set of earrings only
-Conservative makeup
-No heavy perfume
-No heavy cologne

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