Dressing for the Interview
Even if the department is casual, you should dress in professional business attire for an interview. Dressing professionally will always make a good first impression, anything else is a risk.
Be sure to choose clothes and shoes that are both comfortable and make you feel good. Uncomfortable clothing may be distracting and affect your interview performance.
- A traditional, conservative suit; navy, gray, or black.
- A white or blue long sleeved shirt with a conservative tie.
- Professional and clean dress shoes with black socks.
- Neat and professional hairstyle, clean-shaven (or trimmed) facial hair
- A watch and one ring. Leave the earring at home.
- No cologne or after-shave.
- Trimmed and clean nails.
- A well-coordinated suit; navy, gray, black or any other non-loud color
- A long sleeved blouse in a complimentary color
- Neutral or skin-tone hosiery
- Moderate matching shoes with a medium heel
- Subdued, natural make-up and no perfume
- Neat and professional hairstyle
- Sparse jewelry
- Manicured nails with light or clear nail polish