How Do I Dress for My Interview?

Interviewing for a job is stressful enough without having to worry about your clothing and appearance.  A clean and neat professional appearance is an important step in making a good first impression.  You want the interviewer to focus on you and your skills, not your clothes.  Make no mistake, you are being judged as soon as you walk into the room and the interviewer has made an initial impression of you in the first few seconds they see you based on how you look.

While there are no absolute rules, a good tip is to dress as you would if you were working at the company.  Before you interview, visit the company to see how people in positions similar to the one you applied for are dressed, or call the receptionist or Human Resources department and ask what is recommended as far as dress code is concerned.  That way you can show up for the interview dressed as if you already belong there.

In any job interview, you need to make sure that your clothes, as well as shoes, fit well and are clean. 

Clothing items that are not acceptable for interviews include denims, shorts, tank tops or crop tops, flip flops, sandals, tennis or running shoes, trendy or loud clothing, and very short, tight or low-cut clothing.

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