Clothing Dos and Donts
The following are general guidelines for successful interview dressing:
- Do wear clean, ironed clothes.
- Do empty pockets – beware of bulging keys and tinkling change.
- Don’t wear loud, bright colors such as greens, reds or purples. These colors can be used sparingly as accents or accessories.
- Don’t wear jeans or t-shirts
- Don’t wear ripped jeans.
- Do wear buttoned shirts, leaving only one or two buttons open at most, not showing chest.
- Don’t wear sports clothes with emblems. Avoid clothing with large designer labels.
- Do wear a tie if possible. Make certain that it is knotted firmly, not loosely around the shirt collar.
- Do wear traditional daytime fabrics. Avoid wearing satins or leather.
Accessories Do’s and Don’ts
- Do wear clean, conservative, and polished shoes.
- Don’t wear more than two rings.
- Don’t wear any body piercing paraphernalia (earrings, nose rings, or eyebrow rings)
- Don’t wear baseball caps or sunglasses.
- Don’t wear athletic shoes, no matter how clean and new. They are considered inappropriate for an interview.
- Don’t wear earrings. If you normally wear one, take it out.
- Don’t wear chains or necklaces.
- Do shine your shoes.
- Do wear complimentary and stylish ties. This is one piece of garment that can be eye-catching.
- Don’t wear sandals.
How to Tie a Tie
Do you know how to tie a tie? Here’s how. Make certain that you practice before the day of the interview or have someone help you.