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

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Be somebody no one thought you could be.

– William Chapman