Interview Appearance

Interview Appearance

First impressions are important and can be the difference between getting hired or not. Confidence, preparation, and appearance go a long way in the eyes of a prospective employer.


  • Wear a professional shirt or blouse; jacket and tie are optional
  • Be sure clothing is an appropriate length and fit
  • Avoid jeans, sneakers, and flip-flops
  • Choose neutral colors
  • Wear minimal jewelry

Manners + Hygiene

  • Be polite throughout the interview
  • Shake hands upon introduction and exit
  • Thank everyone involved for their time and consideration
  • Avoid profanity and slang
  • Avoid wearing strong scented perfumes or colognes
  • Keep hair pulled away from your face