HOW TO DRESS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW:

WOMEN’S INTERVIEW ATTIRE:

• Suit (navy, black or dark grey) is best
• The suit skirt should be long enough to cover your thighs and so you can sit down comfortably
• Coordinated blouse
• Conservative shoes
• Limited jewelry (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets)
• No jewelry is better than cheap jewelry
• Professional hairstyle
• Neutral pantyhose (always wear hose when interviewing, regardless of the trend)
• Light make-up and perfume
• Neatly manicured nails (long nail extensions are a no-no)
• Portfolio or briefcase (always leave your purse in the car or at home)

MEN’S INTERVIEW ATTIRE:

• Suit (solid color-navy, or dark grey is best)
• Long Sleeve Shirt (white is best, pastel should coordinate with suit)
• Belt
• Tie
• Dark sock, conservative leather shoes
• Little or no jewelry
• Neat, professional hairstyle
• Limit the aftershave
• Neatly trimmed nails
• Portfolio or briefcase

WHAT NOT TO BRING TO THE INTERVIEW:

• Gum
• Cell phone
• Ipod
• Coffee or soda
• Remove any piercing(s) (ladies-earrings only)
• Cover any tattoos

ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW TIPS:

• Before you even think about going on an interview, make sure you have the appropriate interview attire and that everything fits
• Get your clothes ready the night before, so you are prepared the day of the interview to dress and go
• Take your clothes to the dry cleaner after each interview so they are neat for the next interview
• Polish your shoes
• Take breath mints and use one before entering the building