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How To Dress for Interview Success

You’ve landed an interview and now you’re struggling to decide what to wear. The old saying is true — perception is reality. Your first impression to a recruiter or employer can occur the moment you walk in the room. What you’re wearing can tell a lot about who you are, so it’s important to dress your best and present yourself appropriately.

Tips to dress your best

  • It’s always best to be overdressed than too casual. A well-fitting business suit is your safest and best bet.
  • Make sure you have your clothes cleaned and pressed.
  • Prepare your outfit the night before so you don’t waste valuable time the day of. Don’t be late!
  • Wear makeup and jewelry that are appropriate.
  • Avoid wearing strong perfume or cologne.
  • Make sure any facial hair is well-groomed — get a haircut if you need one.

Men’s Interview Attire 

  • Suit (solid color – navy or dark grey)
  • Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)
  • Belt (that matches your shoe color)
  • Tie
  • Dark socks, conservative leather shoes

Interviewing Dos and Don'ts - Males

Women’s Interview Attire

  • Suit (solid color – navy or dark grey)
  • The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably.
  • Coordinated blouse
  • Conservative shoes

Interviewing Attire Dos and Don'ts - Females

Dress smart, get hired

A sharp suit alone isn’t going to get you the job, but your chances of getting a job are higher if you dress to impress. Having a well-prepared interview outfit shows that you care about yourself and can even reflect your job performance.

Paying attention to the little details can not only reflect your personality in your outfit, but can also transfer to how you handle tasks at work. You want the recruiter or hiring manager to take you seriously, so take the steps to take yourself seriously. Best of luck in your next interview! Have confidence, dress sharp, and adequately prepare yourself in order to get you to the next round.


Looking at connecting with recruiters or employers on LinkedIn? View our blog post, How To: Create the Most Effective LinkedIn Profile to revamp your profile before you connect.


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