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How To Dress
For An Interview
Men's Suits

Remember that 80% of the first impression an interviewer gets of you is visual and formed in the first two minutes of meeting you.  The fastest and least expensive way way to spruce up your image - buy a new necktie.

 

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Wear a suit

A navy blue, black or dark grey suit is preferable.  If you can, purchase at least two new suits that you'll be able to wear for the first two interviews with the same organization.

If it's not in your budget to buy suits prior to interviews, take one out from your closet - preferably one right from the dry cleaners and take a close look at the suit looking for frays, loose buttons and that shiny look some suits get when they have been ironed too much.

 

Look at the seat on the slacks, inner thighs and the top of the thighs for wear or shine.  Inspect your jacket at the lapels and shoulders for wear or shine.

 

 

Wear a white shirt
Why white?  white is the perfect canvas for your suit and silk tie.  It's that simple.  Don't overly complicate the look with stripes and checks.  The shirts should be freshly pressed.  Shirts can be straight collar, tab collar, or button down.

Wear an appropriate silk necktie

Coordinate the necktie with the suit and don't match it.  You are not going for the gangster look.  The tie should be preferably made of silk with a small pattern.  For business, a gentleman's silk tie should be equally balanced to reflect first the organization and then the personality of person wearing it.  Do not - and we cannot overemphasize this - wear cartoon ties or even symbol ties.

In selecting the right tie - be careful not to overdress for the position.  Yes, you can overdress, and the impression that it leaves is hard to overcome.

We believe the best guide in choosing the right necktie is starting with the price.  Modesty counts - don't overspend.  Simple patterns and conservative colors is the way to go.  On the other hand - don't wear a cheap tie either because it could be noticeable.  For college grads and first time job seekers buy in the $30 to $40 dollar range.  For all others - a nice $45 to $55 dollar tie is about right.

 

Shoes
Yes - wear them.  Our recommended shoe is a lace up cap toe - in black.  Ensure that the shoes are clean, polished and do not have rounded heels or overly worn soles.  These are all signs that you don't care.


Socks
Always stay with the basics - black.

Hair

Make sure your hair is cut, neat, and most especially not infused with too much gel, spray and other styling products.

Cologne & Aftershave
Don't overdo it.  You don't want to arrive in a cloud of odor.  A tiny drop on you bare skin is all you need.  With the clothing over it, there will be just a tiny hint of a clean smell.

Business Clothing

We feel that executives and professionals should very much look the part that they play.  Appropriate corporate attire is an important element in everyone's careers.  Today, the reversal of the dot com dress style is evident in many more corporations, and not only in cities.  We find that more and more suburban corporate parks have gone from khakis to suits. For positions from managers all the way up to boardroom directors, suits and more formal clothing is now very much required.

Conclusion
Dressing appropriately depends very much on how carefully you craft your image.

Consider the following in this order:
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What type of organization it is
 
- What your position within the organization will be
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What are your general likes and dislikes

In the end, looking professional, clean, and well kept with modesty will only

 

 

 

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