Attire for an Interview


  • A two-piece suit will suffice in most instances.
  • Solid colors and tighter-woven fabrics are safer than bold prints or patterns.
  • Bright ties bring focus to the face, but a simple pattern is best for an interview
  • Wear polished shoes with socks high enough so no skin is visible when you sit down and cross your legs.


  • A suit with a knee-length skirt and tailored blouse is most appropriate.
  • Although even the most conservative organizations allow more feminine looks these days, accessories should be kept simple.
  • Basic pumps and modest jewelry and makeup help to present a professional look.
  • Pants are more acceptable now but are not recommended for interviews unless you are positive that they would be appropriate.

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