Dressing for the Interview


Wear clothing that shows that you are professional and tidy and ready to go to work today.

Men and Women

  • All clothes should be neatly pressed and wrinkle-free.
  • Conservative two-piece business suite (solid dark blue or gray is best)
  • Conservative long-sleeved shirt/blouse (white is best, pastel is next best)
  • Clean, polished, conservative shoes
  • Clean and well-groomed hairstyle
  • Clean, trimmed fingernails
  • Minimal cologne or perfume
  • Empty pockets – no noisy coins
  • Don't carry gum, candy or cigarettes


  • Necktie should be silk with a conservative pattern
  • Dark shoes, clean and polished
  • Dark socks (black is best)
  • Hair should be groomed and neat
  • Beards and mustaches must be neat and trimmed
  • No earrings
  • No heavy cologne


  • Wear a suit with a jacket; or a sheath dress with a jacket
  • Do not wear extremely high-heeled or platform shoes
  • Do not wear open-toe shoes or mules
  • Conservative hose at or near skin color
  • If you wear nail polish, use clear or a conservative color
  • One set of earrings only
  • Conservative makeup
  • No heavy perfume

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