BUSINESS CASUAL DRESS FOR THE INTERVIEW

THESE TIPS CAN BE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE JOB

DRESS for LADIES:

Slacks, pants and suit pants similar to Dockers, or other makers of cotton, synthetic material pants, wool pants, flannel pants and nice looking dress pants are acceptable. Casual dresses and skirts, and skirts that are split at or below the knee are acceptable. Dress and skirt length should be at a length you can sit comfortably in public and cover the thigh area completely. Conservative athletic or walking shoes, loafers, clogs, sneakers, boots, flats, dress heels, or leather deck-type shoes are acceptable for interview. Wearing no stockings is acceptable in warm weather. Closed toe and closed heels are required in a manufacturing operation area. Jewelry, make up and perfume should be in good taste, with limited body piercing.

INAPPROPRIATE for INTERVIEW – NOT TO BE WORN:

Capris or ‘pedal pushers’ of any kind, jeans of any color, denim pants, sweatpants, exercise pants, Bermuda shorts, short shorts, shorts, bib overalls, leggings and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as Under Armor or those people wear for bicycle riding. Short, tight skirts that ride up the thigh are inappropriate for work. Mini-skirts, skorts, sundresses, beach dresses and spaghetti-strap dresses are inappropriate. Tank tops, midriff tops; shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons or slogans; halter-tops, tops with bare shoulders, sweatshirts, and t-shirts unless worn under another blouse, shirt, jacket or dress. Flashy athletic shoes, thongs, flip-flops, slippers and any shoe with an open toe are unacceptable in an office or workplace. You must remember that some employees are allergic or sensitive to the chemicals in perfumes and makeup, so wear these substances with restraint. More than one set of earrings for women should not be worn.

DRESS for MEN:

Slacks, pants and suit pants similar to Dockers, or other makers of cotton, synthetic material pants, wool pants, flannel pants and nice looking dress pants are acceptable. Casual shirts, dress shirts, sweaters, tops, golf-type shirts, and turtlenecks are acceptable attire for work. Most suit jackets or sports jackets are acceptable for the office. Conservative athletic or walking shoes, loafers, clogs, sneakers, boots, leather deck-type shoes are acceptable for interview. Closed toe and closed heels are required in a manufacturing operation area.

INAPPROPRIATE for INTERVIEW: – NOT TO BE WORN:

Jeans of any color, denim pants, sweatpants, exercise pants, Bermuda shorts, short shorts, shorts, bib overalls and any spandex or other form-fitting pants such as Under Armor or those people wear for bicycle riding. Shirts with potentially offensive words, terms, logos, pictures, cartoons or slogans, sweatshirts, and t-shirts unless worn under another shirt. Heavy cologne, other than aftershave, should not be worn. Earrings for men or body piercing that are visible are not allowed at any time. Flashy athletic shoes, thongs, flip-flops, slippers and any shoe with an open toe are unacceptable in an office or workplace.

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO THE INTERVIEW:

Gum, cell phone, Ipod, coffee or soda, backpacks, cover any tattoos and remove any multiple piercings.

ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW TIPS:

Before going to interview, make sure you have the appropriate interview attire and that everything fits. Get your clothes ready the night before so that you are prepared to get up, dress and go. Make sure your shoes are polished. Take your clothes to the cleaners after each interview so they are neat for the next interview. Take breath mints and use one before entering the building. AND MOST IMPORTANT: NEVER BE LATE.