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.