- Overall: Both pant suits and skirt suits are acceptable attire for job interviews, but always remember it’s better to err on the side of over-dressed than under-dressed.
- Colors: Choose a dark, two-piece, gray, navy or black suit as this gives you a basic confident and conservative look. But add to it a light-colored or tailored blouse or shirt. Avoid well-worn shirts and strapless or spaghetti straps under your jacket.
- Simple Compliment: Dress up your look with a necklace or other piece of conservative jewelry.
- Hosiery: Some are pretty relaxed on panty hose, but you just never know for sure who is or isn’t. Go with a sheer or nude tone that matches your skin.
- Shoes: It’s Best to go with a mid heel, closed-toe pump. You may love flashy shoes, but it’s best to choose a pair that won’t distract.
- Make sure the nails are neatly manicured with a neutral polish
- Keep makeup minimal
- Neatly groom your hair, pulled back or away from the face
- Wear a conservative watch (subtle hint you care about time)
- If the weather is bad, bring an umbrella and wear a black or neutral-colored trench coat
And, Finally, Some Heck No’s
- Short skirts or extra form-fitting clothing
- Loud, textured or patterned hosiery
- Wet hair (yuck!)
- Perfumes or lotions applied to heavily
- Too much jewelry; or jewelry that is large and distracting
- Body piercings and tattoos that are visible (other than a single pair of conservative earrings)
- Jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, canvas slip-ons, and hats (hopefully this is obvious)
- Sunglasses should be removed and put away once you enter the building
- Exposed technology; turn off cell phone and keep out of sight (this is a huge red flag for employers)