How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Job Interview in the Trades

Attire to wear for the Interview

Men Attire:

  • For some jobs a suit or sports jacket might be overkill
  • Dress business casual
  • "Dockers and a nice buttoned down shirt"
  • Nice pair of well maintained shoes

Dos and Don'ts


  • Wear the best clothing that relates to the position you are applying for.
  • Cover up excessive show of skin and tattoos.


  • Don't under dress or over dress, find the happy medium.
  • Don't wear stained or dirty clothes, even if the position you are applying for is not the most cleanest position.
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Grooming for the Interview

  • Hair: Clean: Trimmed, and neatly combed or arranged.

  • Facial Hair: Freshly shaved; mustache or beard neatly groomed.

  • Teeth: Brushed and fresh breath.

  • Body: Freshly bathed/showered; use deodorant. Remove body piercings, tongue rings, and cover tattoos if possible.
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Guidelines to Follow

  • Be clean and neat.
  • Have empty pockets.
  • No gum or candies in mouth.
  • Smile and be friendly.
  • Show a positive attitude.
  • Use proper manners.
  • Make good eye contact.