A Guide on How to Dress for Your Next Job Interview

Business Professional: Job Interviewing Attire

Clothes Should Be:

  • A suit jacket and matching pants or skirt
  • Solid, dark, or neutral colors
  • Light colors can be worn underneath
  • NO stripes or bright prints/colors

Shoes Should Be:

  • Closed-toe heels or dress shoes

Bring Essentials Only:

  • Cellphones should be turned off and kept away along with your other personal items.
  • Carry a portfolio, professional bag, or a simple purse to store these items.

Business Casual: Daily Work Attire

Clothes Should Be:

  • Nice pants/slacks
  • Dresses and Skirts
    • These should be knee length when standing and thighs covered while seated.
  • Blazers and Cardigans
  • Ties optional
  • No jeans, shorts, sundresses, or athletic wear.

Shoes Should Be

  • Flats, boots, closed-toe shoes, or comfortable shoes for walking in.

General Recommendations: It’s All About the First Impression

  • Clothes Should Be:
    • Tailored
    • In good condition
    • Wrinkle and lint free
  • Your shoes should be neat and clean dress shoes.
  • Belts should match the color of your shoes and clothes.
  • Your hair should be well groomed, and your nails and makeup should be natural.
  • Wear moderate jewelry and mild fragrance.
  • Make sure your piercings and tattoos align to the company culture or standards.