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General Guidelines for everyone:
Avoid wearing cologne or perfume
Hair should be clean, neat and in a conservative style
Shoes should be polished
Clothing should be clean and pressed
Carry a professional, leather briefcase to hold all essentials in one place.
If the weather is cold or rainy, make sure that you wear a dress coat with a professional look.
Wardrobe Guidelines for Women
Traditional interview dress is considered a matched skirt or pant suit or tailored dress
Choose a neutral color like black, navy, gray, or camel in a solid or subtle pattern such as pinstripes.
Jewelry should be simple. Choose something in gold, silver or pearl that is not distracting
Choose a blouse or shell in white or light color for conservative careers. If you are in a communication or creative career you can add color or pattern to add interest.
Hairstyle is neat and well-groomed . If the style is long you want to pull hair away from the face.
Make sure the length of your skirt is appropriate, no more than one inch above the knees.
Keep nails trimmed and neat. Go with a natural nail or a light, subtle nail polish.
Keep makeup colors neutral and apply with a light hand.
Wear pantyhose if wearing a skirt suit or dress.
Wear comfortable shoes with closed toe and moderate heel ( no more than 2 inches).
Wardrobe Guidelines for Men
Traditional interview attire is a dark, conservative suit and white, long-sleeved dress shirt
Choose a neutral color like gray or dark brown in a solid or pinstripe.
Ties should be silk and coordinate well with suit. Choose a conservative pattern avoiding anything too bold or flashy.
Do not wear jewelry to the interview other than a watch and no more than one ring; if you normally wear an earring, remove it for the interview.
Wear lace-up dress shoes in a dark color such as black or cordovan.
Your belt color should match your shoes.
Choose dress socks in a dark color that matches your shoes.
Make sure you are well groomed. Have a clean shave or neatly trim your mustache or beard.