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Interview Etiquette: What Should I Wear?

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Making a great first impression is important, especially when it comes to interviewing for prospective jobs. Therefore, your attire should be at the top of your priority list when preparing yourself for interviews. Below are tips for both men and women to refer to in order to look their best at their next job interview.

Women should follow these helpful guidelines:

  • Solid color pants or suit
  • Blouse in a coordinating color
  • Modest shoes to coordinate with suit – black, gray, brown or nude in color
  • Modest jewelry
  • Neat and professional hairstyle
  • Modest make-up and perfume
  • Portfolio or briefcase

Men should follow these helpful guidelines:

  • Solid color pants or suit
  • White or neutral-colored long-sleeve, button-down shirt
  • Conservative tie – no bright colors or patterns
  • Professional shoes to coordinate with suit – black, grey or brown in color
  • Dark socks to coordinate with suit and shoes
  • Neat and professional hairstyle
  • Limited jewelry
  • Modest cologne or aftershave
  • Portfolio or briefcase

Use the above tips to look dapper during your next interview and hopefully land the position.

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