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.

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Interview Dress Code: A Style Guide

  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!
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