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Interview Dress Code: A Style Guide

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A guide to help demystify the professional fashion lingo and provide some helpful pointers to guarantee a great first impression from the moment you walk in the door for your next interview.

A guide to help demystify the professional fashion lingo and provide some helpful pointers to guarantee a great first impression from the moment you walk in the door for your next interview.

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  • 1. The Interview Dress Code: A Style Guide Presented by: www.talener.com
  • 2. There are many different paths to a new job, but all share one thing in common at the end of the road…
  • 3. the INTERVIEW!
  • 4. How can you guarantee the best possible first impression before you even say hello?
  • 5. By paying attention to:
  • 6. THE BIG THINGS
  • 7. THE BIG THINGS YOUR OUTFIT
  • 8. THE BIG THINGS YOUR OUTFITYOUR OUTFIT IRONED TAILORED ENVIRONMENT- APPROPRIATE
  • 9. THE BIG THINGS YOUR HYGEINE
  • 10. THE BIG THINGS YOUR HYGEINEYOUR HYGEINE THE BASICS: SHOWER, BRUSH TEETH & HAIR, DEODORANT AVOID COLOGNE OR PERFUME NEAT HAIR
  • 11. THE small DETAILS
  • 12. THE small DETAILS YOUR ACCESORIES
  • 13. THE small DETAILS YOUR ACCESORIESYOUR ACCESORIES POLISHED SHOES TASTEFUL & LIMITED JEWLERY SUBTLE ACCESSORIES
  • 14. YOUR HANDSHAKE THE small DETAILS
  • 15. YOUR HANDHSAKE THE small DETAILS YOUR HANDSHAKE CONFIDENT FRIENDLY EYE CONTACT NOT A LIMP FISH OR TOO TIGHT
  • 16. THE small DETAILS YOUR LOOK
  • 17. THE small DETAILS YOUR LOOKYOUR LOOK GOOD POSTURE POSITIVE ENERGY LEVEL BODY LANGAUGE
  • 18. THE small DETAILS YOUR LANGUAGE
  • 19. THE small DETAILS YOUR LANGUAGEYOUR LANGUAGE AVOID FILLER WORDS: LIKE…UM…UHH.. WORDS OF CONFIDENCE: YES > YEP
  • 20. Let’s dive more into this work and interview appropriate fashion…
  • 21. Dressing for today’s interview may be more complicated than just picking an old suit from the closet…
  • 22. A good recruiter will fill you in on the proper attire for your next interview.
  • 23. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on:
  • 24. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on: • The job itself
  • 25. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on: • The job itself • Location
  • 26. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on: • The job itself • Location • Department
  • 27. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on: • The job itself • Location • Department • Company size
  • 28. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on: • The job itself • Location • Department • Company size • Industry
  • 29. The laws of workplace fashion may be different depending on: • The job itself • Location • Department • Company size • Industry • Years in business
  • 30. Now it’s time to demistify the professional fashion lingo.
  • 31. Professional Dress  Two piece professional suit  Conservative colors: black, navy, gray  For Men: Subtle necktie, formal shoes that match your belt  For Women: Minimal jewelry, daytime makeup, dress pants should not have back pockets
  • 32. Professional Dress
  • 33. Business Casual Generally accepted:  For Men: Dress pants or khakis and a shirt with a collar.  For Women: Dress pants or knee-length skirt and a blouse or shirt with a collar.  No jeans, sneakers, or loungewear.
  • 34. Business Casual
  • 35. Smart / Snappy Casual Put-together, but not overly dressed-up. Think relaxed, but professional and trendy.  For Men: Khakis, dark jeans, button-down shirts or polos.  For Women: Tasteful heels, blouses, tasteful dresses.  No t-shirts or ratty shoes.
  • 36. Smart / Snappy Casual
  • 37. Casual Some offices have no guidelines, so it’s completely dress as you please. Take cues from others around the office.
  • 38. Looking for more workplace fashion advice or styles?
  • 39. Head to
  • 40. Search for:  Interview Styles  Work Fashion  Professional Attire
  • 41. Turn your smart phone OFF. Not on silent or vibrate.
  • 42. Turn your smart phone OFF. Not on silent or vibrate.
  • 43. Ditch the Starbucks. Coffee isn’t meant for interviews.
  • 44. Don’t bring backpacks or giant briefcases.
  • 45. Don’t bring backpacks or giant briefcases. Instead go for a professional padfolio.
  • 46. Don’t be late or show up way too early.
  • 47. Don’t be late or show up way too early. 10 minutes early is fine.
  • 48. Now it’s time to put the advice to work for your next interview!
  • 49. Talener specializes in placing tech talent in: Database Development/DBA Business Analysis Business Intelligence Product Management Project Management Data Science Management/Executives HTML/CSS/Javascript iOS/Android JAVA .NET Ruby/Python/PHP Quality Assurance Infrastructure
  • 50. Contact Talener today! www.talener.com NYC (917) 720-1080 Los Angeles (424) 208-5400 Boston (617) 651-8070 Chicago (312) 273-1620 San Francisco (415) 766-3700