How to Dress for an Interview

The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That's why it's always important to dress professionally for a job interview, even if the work environment is casual.

You'll want that first impression to be not just a good one, but, a great one. The candidate dressed in a suit and tie is going to make a much better impression than the candidate dressed in scruffy jeans and a t-shirt.

How to Dress for an Interview:

Men's Interview Attire

·         Suit (solid color - navy or dark grey)

·         Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)

·         Belt

·         Tie

·         Dark socks, conservative leather shoes

·         Neat, professional hairstyle

·         Limit the aftershave

·         Neatly trimmed nails

Women's Interview Attire

·         Suit (navy, black or dark grey)

·         The suit skirt should be long enough 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

·         Light make-up and perfume

·         Neatly manicured clean nails  

What Not to Bring to the Interview

·         Gum

·         Cell phone

·         Ipod

·         Coffee or soda