Dress for Success: What To Wear To a Temporary Job Interview

When you go to a job interview, you obviously want to make a good impression. So how you dress is very important because you will be judged on your appearance as well as your responses. You want to look professional and well groomed to make the best impression, no matter what kind of work environment.


For men, wearing a suit and tie is still the best way to dress for an interview. The suit should be a solid color, either navy, black or a dark gray. You also should wear a long-sleeved shirt, either white or a color that matches well with the suit.

Wear a belt and a conservative tie, along with dark socks and conservative shoes. Avoid jewelry. And bring a briefcase. Make sure your shoes are polished

Grooming is equally important. Make sure your hair is neatly trimmed, as well as your nails. If you have a beard, make sure it is neatly trimmed as well.


Women have more options than men when it comes to attire for job interviews. And dressing appropriately may involve more consideration, such as whether to wear pantyhose with a dress or skirt or leave legs bare.

Choosing an appropriate purse is another decision. Generally, the purse should look professional, large enough to hold a resume but not look to gaudy.

A good choice for an interview would be a woman’s suit, again, as with a man, navy, black, or dark gray. The skirt should be long enough so you can sit with comfort. The blouse should match well with the suit, and the shoes should be conservative.

Jewelry should be used sparingly. Avoid things like dangling earrings or too many bracelets. Also, rather than wear cheap looking jewelry, do not wear any at all.

It is also a good idea to have your hair done professionally for a job interview. As with jewelry, makeup should be used lightly and nails should be neatly trimmed.

And, as with men, you should also carry a briefcase or portfolio.

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