How To Dress For The Job Interview

For young adults

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How male young adults should dress

  • Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit.
  • You should wear a suit to interviews which includes a matching jacket and pants, dress shirt, tie, coordinating socks and dress shoes. A dark-colored suit with light colored shirt is your best option.
  • Your suit should be comfortable and fit you well so that you look and act your best.
  • Avoid loud colors and flashy ties.
  • Clothing should be neat, clean, and pressed. If you don’t have an iron, either buy one or be prepared to visit the dry-cleaner’s often. Shower or bathe the morning of the interview. Wear deodorant.
  • Brush your teeth before you leave for the interview
  • Your hair should be neat and clean
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How young female adults should dress

  • Generally, you should wear a suit with a skirt or pants
  • Your suit should be comfortable and fit you well
  • Interview suits should be simple and dark in color
  • Wear a blouse with your suit. Do not wear bright colors, animal prints, or low-cut.
  • Make-up and nail polish should be understated and flattering; shades that are neutral to your skin tone are generally advisable
  • Keep your jewelry and hair accessories to a minimum
  • Shoes should be conservative and fairly low-heeled. They should be in reasonably good condition, not scuffed or run-down at the heels
  • Your hose should be neutral. Make sure the heels are not dyed black from your shoes and that there are no snags or runs.
  • Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying. In almost all cases, this means wearing a suit
  • Your clothing should always be neat, clean, and pressed. If you don’t have an iron, either buy one or be prepared to visit the dry-cleaner’s often
  • Shower or bathe the morning of the interview. Wear deodorant.
  • Make sure you have fresh breath. Brush your teeth before you leave for the interview
  • Your hair should be neat, clean, and conservatively styled