How to Wear Proper Attire for a Job Interview


When going in for a job interview; you want to make a good first impression. It is imperative to dress appropriately for your interview. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so make sure the impression you make is the one you want. Wear proper attire for your job interview.

  • Research the company you are interviewing with, and find out about the dress code for the employees; then opt to wear something a little dressier to your interview.

  • Overdress rather than under dress. It is better to be dressed too formally than to be dressed too casually for a job interview. Wearing a suit is always appropriate. It shows that you are serious about wanting the job and that you are professional.

  • Pick an outfit that fits well and is conservative. Loud prints or bright colors distract the interviewer. You want the focus to be on you and your skills-not your clothing.

  • Make sure the clothing you choose is clean and pressed. Take a moment to inspect your shoes and clean off any scuffs.

  • Choose nice slacks and a button down top or a business suit for men. Khaki pants are as casual as you want to wear for a job interview, and you should only wear those if the work environment is very casual.

  • Wear a business suit, slacks or a skirt with a sweater or button down top for women. Wear nylons if you wear a skirt. Capri pants, skorts and shorts are inappropriate to wear to a job interview.

  • Tone down your hair, makeup and jewelry. Wear no more than one ring on each hand, no dangling bracelets and only one set of earrings. Camouflage or remove visible body piercings for a job interview. Again, the focus should be on your skills for the job and your outward appearance should not be a distraction.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid wearing short skirts and tops or pants that are too tight or low cut. Do not wear sheer material or let your bra straps hang out. A job interview is not the place to try to look sexy.
  • Avoid wearing strong perfume or cologne.

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