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What Not To Wear

You want the interviewer to concentrate on you, not your interview attire!
Avoid the following, unless the company culture indicates otherwise.

  • Black suit with a black shirt
  • Black shirt with black tie
  • Suit with tags (or extra buttons) left on
  • Tie that stops above your belt
  • Clothes you wore yesterday
  • Overly bright or large-patterned clothes
  • Short-sleeved shirts (men)
  • Revealing clothing or low cut shirt
  • Clothing that is too tight
  • Undergarments showing, even if they match
  • Shorts
  • Jeans
  • Tuxedo
  • Hat
  • Oversized or excessive accessories
  • Hosiery other than natural skin tone (women)
  • Random color socks (match your slacks)
  • Open toe shoes
  • Tatoo (consider covering)
  • Piercing (one set of earings ok  – women)
  • Two day beard
  • Fragrance or cologne

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