Appearance and First Impressions During an Interview
First impressions may not be "everything", but before you've even
said a word, the recruiter will have developed an impression of you
based on your appearance. You can't afford to have that initial
impression be anything less than positive.
Proper attire for an interview for both men and women typically
consists of well-tailored conservative business suits in dark blues or
grays. Pair your suit with a clean, pressed shirt or blouse in white or
blue and well-polished dress shoes. Men should wear a conservative tie.
Also, men should be clean shaven and women should avoid excessive
make-up. All candidates should avoid excessive jewelry and should be
neat, well-groomed, and not overly scented.
You need not bring a briefcase, but we suggest that you bring a
simple leather portfolio with a notepad, a pen, and a few extra copies
of your resume.
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