Interview Dress Tips
Interview Dress Tips for Women: 1. Shoes: • Closed-toe shoes are the most appropriate for a job interview. • High heels with a closed toe are acceptable. • Make sure you are comfortable walking in the shoes you wear to an interview! • Heels that are too high or casual are not a good idea. • Make sure your shoes are clean and polished. 2. Tops And Dresses: • Make sure your shoulders are covered, with no bra straps showing. • Clean, button up shirts that fit properly are always a professional choice. • Tops and dresses for women should be conservative and not too low cut. • Sheer tops may be fashionable, but are not the most professional choice. 3. Bottoms: • Clean, pressed slacks are a great option. • Tailored dress slacks look great wear well and look polished in an interview. • Make sure skirts are no shorter than 4 inches above the knee. • Skirts should be conservative and comfortable to walk in. 4. Hair, Makeup & Accessories: • Washed, well groomed hairstyles are important. • Insure no pieces of hair are hanging in your face creating an issue with strong eye contact. • Pin back any hair that needs to be constantly tucked behind your ear. • Modest makeup. • Simple, minimal jewelry - nothing too large or sparkly that could be distracting. • VERY minimal perfume. • Clean, neat fingernails - no flamboyant nail polish colors. Interview Dress Tips for Men: 1. Shoes: • Clean, polished dress shoes in black or brown. • Socks that match your slacks in color. 2. Tops: • Button up collared shirt with tie. • Sport coat or suit jacket that matches slacks. 3. Bottoms: • Clean, pressed slacks. • Tailoring a suit can make a big difference in how it fits you. • consider taking your suit to be altered specifically for you. 4. Hair & Accessories: • No accessories or jewelry other than ring and watch. • Keep facial hair well groomed. • If you have a moustache and/or beard, make sure it is neat and trimmed. • MINIMAL cologne Quick Tips For Everyone: 1. Make Sure You Stand Out: • Bring a lint roller with you, and give your clothes a quick brush before going in to an interview. • It's always best to overdress! Even if an office has a casual dress code, unless you are instructed otherwise. • Once there, take a cue from your supervisor or business owner as to what is their appropriate dress. • Keep jewelry simple and to a minimum. • Large accessories are distracting during an interview, you want the interviewer focusing only on YOU. • Avoid visible piercings or tattoos. • Cologne and perfume kept to a bare minimum • If you would like specific advice on interview dress, please reach out to your Recruiter - we are here to help!