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What to Wear
Dressing appropriately is crucial for making a good first impression at an interview or employer event. Professional dress indicates to the employer that you value yourself and your work. Use the below guide to dress for success or check out our workplace style board. Every interview and every interviewer is different. When in doubt, seek the advice of your career coach.
Job Interviewing Attire
Clothes should be:
- Solid, dark or neutral colors
- Light colors can be worn underneath
- No stripes or bright prints/colors
Shoes should be:
- Closed-toe heel or dress shoes
Suit jacket and pants/skirt should be matching colors
Bring Essentials Only!
Carry a portfolio, professional bag or simple purse
Personal Items and Cell Phones
Keep cell phones turned off and out of sight with personal items
Daily Work Attire
Business Casual Colors and Styles
- Nice pants/slacks
- No jeans, shorts, sundresses, or athletic wear
Skirts and Dresses
Skirts and dresses should be knee length when standing and thighs covered while seated
Jackets and Shoes
Wear blazers and cardigans with flats, boots, closed-toe shoes, or comfortable shoes for walking in
Ties can be optional
It's All About The First Impression
Clothes should be:
- In good condition
- Wrinkle and lint free
Dress shoes should be neat and clean, no sandals
Well groomed hairstyle
Nails and Makeup
Natural in style
Jewelry and Fragrance
Wear moderate jewelry with mild fragrance
Piercings and Tattoos
Align to company culture or standards
Belts should match the color of your shoes and attire
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