Dress to Impress

Job Interview Attire

Although dress-down policies are becoming the norm, it’s still best to stick to a smart suit. You’ll be judged on your attitude as well as your appearance, so greet your interviewer with a firm handshake, make eye contact and flash them a winning smile.

One of the most important parts of the interview, and one that you have the most control over, is your appearance. It is very important to look polished and professional. For men, a plain, dark suit is always a safe bet. For women, a pant or skirt suit is still the safest, most conservative choice for an interview with legal employers. Jewelry should be simple and elegant and makeup should not be too heavy. Try to avoid patterns that will distract the interviewer from your face, voice, and professional message. Be careful not to go overboard with the perfume or cologne – a little goes a long way.

Both men and women should be sure to have suits looking crisp and fresh, and shoes should be polished and in good condition. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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