Interview Attire

You get one chance to make a first impression and how you dress sets the initial tone. Below are some tips for your interview attire.

  • Do your research on the culture of the organization and the dress code. For an interview, dress one step up from the dress code.
  • Even if the workplace is casual, you are expected to dress up for the interview.
  • Choose clothes that fit properly, are comfortable and durable. Always make sure your outfit is clean and ironed.
  • Most students choose to wear a suit for an interview. Choose conservative colors, such as dark grey or navy. Wool blends last longer and wrinkle less.
  • Skirt and pant suits are both appropriate. If you choose a skirt, make sure the skirt is long enough to cover your thighs when seated. Avoid high slits.
  • Button dress shirts and ties or blouses should be worn with your suit. Choose neutral colors. Avoid shirts that are too form-fitting or sheer.
  • Dress shoes and socks should be worn with a suit. Shoes should be clean and shined. If you wear heels, select a pair that you can easily walk in.
  • Keep jewelry and accessories to a minimum. Perfumes or cologne should be avoided all together, as many people are sensitive to scents.

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