GUIDELINES FOR MEN'S INTERVIEW ATTIRE
- Wear a matching suit in navy, black, or dark gray (invisible pinstripe or solid).
- Wear a white or a light blue dress shirt that contrasts with the jacket and/or tie. Typically, arms should be covered by your jacket and dress shirt to the wrist.
- A (silk or silk-like) tie should coordinate with the jacket and pant but choose one that strongly contrasts with the color of your shirt; selecting subtle or simple patterns enhances credibility.
- Socks should be calf-length or above the calf, choosing colors such as dark blue, black, or gray. Ideally, the color should be dark and blend with pants and shoes.
- Wear conservative, clean, and polished shoes. Avoid square toe and pointed-tip shoes.
- Select lace-up (not slip-on) dress shoes. The color should be dark and should blend with pants.
- Select a leather belt that visually blends or matches your shoes.
- A short hair cut and no facial hair is expected. If facial hair is worn, it should be neatly and conservatively groomed.
- Minimize jewelry. Avoid a necklace, and wear no more than one ring per hand and a dress watch.
- A full-length coat can be worn over your suit; avoid casual coats.
- Cologne should never be strong. A fragrance can cause an allergic reaction or offend the interviewer. When in doubt, do not wear cologne.
- Your briefcase is part of your visual effect; consider a simple portfolio as an effective substitute, and try to select a color that supports your visual effect.