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What to Wear and What Not to Wear to an Interview

WHAT TO WEAR

AND

WHAT NOT TO WEAR

TO AN INTERVIEW



You've spent weeks trying to land that big interview with your dream company and you finally got it. But before you step into that interview consult the guide below to make the best first impression possible.





MENSWEAR

For an interview, you can never go wrong with a two-piece suit and a matching pair of shoes.



SUIT

Choose a two-piece matching suit. Stick with conservative colors-navy or dark grey. Wool, wool blends, and other quality fibers are generally best for suits. Your suit does not have to be the most expensive to be the best. Make sure it is tailored to you.



SHIRT

Wear long-sleev shirts in white, light blue, or a conservative pattern-even in the summertime.



TIES

Ties are a difficult piece to pick for a suit. Choose ties that are make of high quality silk with a slight pop of color. Look at what other men in your industry are wearing.



BELT & JEWELRY

Match your belt to your shoes. Keep any jewelry to a minimum. A classic wristwatch is usually the best choice.



SHOES & SOCKS

Socks should be mid-calf length in a dark color. The shoes can be leather with laces or slip-on business shoes. It is always important to invest in a good pair of dress shoes.





WHAT YOU SHOULD NEVER WEAR

CHARACTER TIES

"FORMAL" SHORTS

TRENDY DRESS SHIRTS

POWDER BLUE SUITS





WOMENSWEAR

Keeping is classic and simple in a suit and skirt outfit will give you a true professional look



SUIT

Two-piece suits for women should be fitted but not snug. Grey, dark grey, navy, or black are all appropriate colors. If you choose to wear pants they should be hemmed so the cuff does not drag on the floor.



SKIRT

The skirt should match your blazer in color. It should also completely cover your thighs when you shit down.



SHIRT

Wear a tailored blouse, good quality kniw sweater, or shell under your jacket. Do not show too much cleavage or wear a shirt that is see-through.



HOSIERY

Hosiery should be plain or sheer in most instance. Wear a neutral color to complement your suit.



SHOES, BAG, & JEWELRY

For shoes, choose a leather pump in a color that matches your suit, with a medium-height heel. Don't wear jewlery or take a bag that is too ostentatious or costumey.



WHAT YOU SHOULD NEVER WEAR

MINI SKIRTS

DEE-V SQUIN SHIRTS

LARGE JEWELRY PIECES

PLATFORM, STILETTO PUMPS

TOTE BAG





GROOMING

Looking presentable requires a bit more than putting on a new suit.



FACIAL HAIR

You should be clean shaven before your interview. If you wear facial hair, make sure it is well-groomed. If you are unsure what facial hair is appropraite look at the other men in your industry.



MAKEUP

Makeup should be minimal nad natual. Do not wear the smoky-eye look for your interview or red lipstick. Neutral shades and a single coat of mascara is appropriate.



NAIL CARE

Every detail counts. For both men and women, clean nails are a must. Women should choose a natural shade if you do decide to put on a nail color-no neon.

What to Wear and What Not to Wear to an Interview

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First impressions count - especially during an interview. Consult this guide to make the best impression possible with your interview attire.
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