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What to Bring, What to Wear

What to Wear

Your attire for an interview should be business professional, unless the employer tells you otherwise.

  • Well-fitting, coordinating suit, freshly dry cleaned
  • It’s better not to wear perfume or cologne
  • Cover tattoos and piercings

Women's and Men's suits

  • Hair away from face, minimal makeup
  • Avoid trendy attire
  • Conservative neckline
  • Understated or no jewelry
  • Neutral nail polish
  • Knee-length skirts or pants
  • Neutral-tone pantyhose for conservative industries (check for runs!)
  • Closed-toe, low-heeled shoes (three inches or under)
  • A conservative hairstyle and facial hair is generally safest
  • Crisp white or light colored/neutral shirt
  • Clean, trimmed fingernails
  • Tie with a simple pattern
  • Polished dress shoes with dark socks

What to Bring

  • Extra copies of your resume
  • List of references
  • Padfolio/portfolio and pen
  • Transcript (unofficial is okay)
  • Breath mints
  • Small, professional-looking purse or bag
  • Tech gadgets, depending on the industry (However, be wary of taking notes on a device when you should be making eye contact.)


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