Attire for Women
Interview Wardrobe Checklist
♦ Suit (navy, black or dark grey)
♦ The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably
♦ Coordinated blouse
♦ Conservative shoes, no flip flops
♦ Limited jewelry (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets)
♦ Professional hairstyle
♦ Always wear stockings if you are wearing a skirt/dress (no matter how hot it is). Select neutral skin tones in most cases. Be prepared in case of runs with a backup pair.
♦ Light make-up and perfume
♦ Neatly manicured clean nails
♦ Portfolio or briefcase. Leave your purse at home
Remember to watch out for anything that is too:
TIGHT, TOO SHORT, TOO REVEALING OR TOO LOW CUT
Hair & Fingernails – should be clean and neat. If wearing nail polish, stick to clear or a neutral near your skin tone. This is not the time for the new hip color of the season. Take care that your polish is not chipped. Long hair should be kept away from the face.
Shoes – should be polished and taken care of
Details – there should be no missing buttons, no lint; and don’t forget to remove external tags and tacking stitches from new clothes.
Book Bags – leave book bags at home for an on-site interview.
Clothes should be clean, ironed, and fit properly. Dry clean if necessary.
Perfume – scent is one of the strongest senses and some interviewers may be allergic or hypersensitive to certain scents, so your scent can be an issue even if you smell good. Shower the day of the interview and keep in mind that with any type of scent, less, or none, is better so use it sparingly or not at all. There should be no odors in your clothes
DO NOT COOK FOOD IN YOUR INTERVIEW CLOTHES AND DO NOT SMELL LIKE SMOKE.
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