Dress to Impress

Did you know that what you wear to an interview is equally important as what you put on your resume or job application?  Right or wrong, first impressions are based mostly on how you look versus what you say. How you dress and present yourself is another way you can show an employer that you’re serious about work regardless of your age.

As you may know, perfecting your resume takes time and requires outside feedback. Well, both of these facts hold true when choosing your interview outfit!  Choose wisely and get someone else’s ‘professional fashion’ advice!

Don’t think you have to totally lose your individual style or make a dent in your wallet to look great for the interview. Just be mindful to dress appropriately for the occasion. What you wear when you hang out or go on a date is not what you wear to an interview. Job interviews are business meetings so dress up and show them YOU MEAN BUSINESS!

Here are some of ReachHire’s top ‘Dos and Don’ts’ when it’s time to ‘Dress to Impress!’

For more fashion tips, click on the appropriate heading that SUITS you.

 

Dos for Women

Dos for Men

Don’t Even Think About It!

Upper

Apparel

  • Suit Blazer
  • Blazer
  • Sweater
  • Matching Shirt or Blouse
  • Suit Blazer
  • Sports Jacket
  • Sweater
  • Collared Button-Down
  • Shirt
  • No T-Shirts
  • No Hoodies
  • No Bra Straps or Cleavage Showing

Lower

Apparel

  • Suit Pants
  • Dressy Pants
  • Knee-Length Dress
  • Knee-Length Skirt
  • Suit Pants
  • Dressy pants
  • No Jeans
  • No Pants Below Waist
  • No slits in dresses or skirts or sheer fabrics
  • No Underwear or Midriffs Showing

Shoes &

Socks

  • Closed Toe Dress Shoes
  • Pantyhose
  • Dress Shoes
  • Dark Dress Socks
  • No Sneakers
  • No Sandals
  • No Spiked Heels

Extras

  • Limited, Simple Jewelry
  • Dressy Belt
  • Portfolio or Briefcase
  • Neutral Makeup
  • Light Perfume
  • Simple Tie
  • Dressy Belt
  • Portfolio or Briefcase
  • Light Cologne
  • No Backpacks
  • No Hats

Grooming

  • Clean, Simple Hair Style
  • Neat or Manicured Nails
  • Neat Hair Style
  • Groomed Facial Hair
  • Trimmed Nails
  • No Extreme Piercings or Tattoos Showing

Tips

  • Make Sure Your Clothes are Wrinkle-Free & Clean
  • Make Sure Your Clothes are Wrinkle-Free & Clean