Dress for Success

Dress for success

The interview is not the place to exhibit fashion flair. With very few exceptions, casual wear such as sandals, sweatshirts, shorts, tee shirts, or worn jeans are out.  Dress shoes, business suits, dress shirts, dress slacks, tailored and conservative skirts and dresses are the way to impress employers. Even though many companies have relaxed the internal company dress code, interviews still follow the conservative standard. 

•Wear a solid color conservative dress or suit
•Avoid open toe, sling back or stiletto shoes
•Be conservative in your jewelry, avoid big earrings and things that jingle
•Wear nude or tan hose, avoid patterns and bright colors
•Hair should be kept neatly combed, not hanging in the face
•Keep makeup light and natural
•Do not over perfume

•Wear a suit (navy, gray or charcoal) with a white shirt neatly pressed
•Keep ties conservative
•Black leather shoes (wingtips or loafers) that are polished, no boots
•Minimal jewelry - watch, wedding ring and school rings are acceptable
•Conservative haircut - collar length, above the ears, neatly combed
•Either clean shaven or neatly trimmed facial hair

For more basic guidelines click on the following link:  Dress for Success Power Point