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What to Wear

No matter how good you are, you aren't likely to get hired if you show up for your job interview in a pair of sweatpants. Show that you care about this position through your clothes.

What to Wear - Women

  •     Solid-color, conservative suit
  •     Coordinated blouse
  •     Tan or light-color hosiery
  •     Closed toe moderate height heels
  •     Neat, professional hairstyle
  •     Classic jewelry
  •     Light makeup or perfume
  •     Manicured nails in a conservative color
  •     Portfolio or briefcase
  •     Classic handbag

What to Wear - Mean

  •     Solid-color, conservative suit. Preferably in navy or black
  •     White or light-color collared, long-sleeve shirt
  •     Conservative tie
  •     Dark socks
  •     Professional shoes
  •     Neat, professional hairstyle
  •     Limited jewelry: watch, wedding band
  •     Little or no aftershave/cologne
  •     Neatly trimmed nails
  •     Portfolio or briefcase

What Not to Wear:

  • Sweatpants or workout clothing.
  • Stiletto heels or sandals.
  • Visible body piercing.
  • Rumpled clothing.
  • Pants with a waistband below the hips.
  • Skirts with hemlines higher than three inches above the knee.
  • Capri pants or leggings.
  • Noisy or costume jewelry.
  • Leather jackets or blazers.
  • Bare legs.
  • Outdated suits.
  • Multi-colored, highly patterned handbags.


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