While everyone knows that short hemlines and plunging necklines aren't acceptable for a job interview, wearing an inappropriate dress that's also a bright, flashy color--like red--simply makes this situation worse.
While a blazer is a good go-to choice for almost any interview, be mindful of what you wear underneath. Inevitably, the deep-v formed by the blazer's lapel creates a plunging neckline. If you're going to wear a camisole or a shell underneath, make sure it covers you appropriately. Of course, layering with a button-down is a no-fail option, too.
Take it easy on the perfume and cologne, as you never know if your interviewer might have an allergy or aversion to strong scents.
What's wrong with this picture? At first glance, it seems like not much, as the young man is dressed in a dapper suit and tie. But, take a closer look: the headphones have got to go.
While it's fine to listen to music on your commute to the interview, take them off before you enter the office. Otherwise, you risk seeming distracted and unfocused.
It can be hard to figure out what to wear for a summer job interview. When the weather is warming up, no one wants to suffer in a heavy suit. At the same time, that doesn't give you an excuse to throw professionalism out the window and wear super-casual shorts, a tank top, or a dress.
Fortunately, because many summer jobs tend to be more "business casual" than especially dressy, most likely you won't have to dress in a dark wool suit or heavy blazer.
Both men and women can consider wearing tailored khakis, a nice polo shirt or button-down, and a pair of sensible shoes - but no flip-flops!
Don't forget about shoes, either. Throwing on a pair of sneakers, an old pair of pumps, or beat up dress shoes certainly won't make you look polished or professional.
While it's important to look your best, loading on make-up is not the best way to go about it. Keep your look natural, avoiding dark eye shadow, bright lipstick or heavy foundation. Your best bet is to to look refreshed and awake, without looking too done up.
Now is not the time to pull out that novelty tie you got last Christmas. Even if you think your tie will make a statement, err on the side of caution and stick with something that's more traditional. A pattern with conservative colors is perfectly fine - like subdued stripes, or tasteful paisley - but don't try to be a funny guy who wears the tacky tie.
Both women and men should keep accessories to a minimum. Ladies should avoid excess jewelry - instead of big hoops or chandelier earrings, opt for classic studs. It's also a good idea to avoid wearing flashy necklaces, large sunglasses or anything "bedazzled."
Wearing the right clothes to a job interview is as important as what not to wear. Choosing appropriate interview attire will help you make the best impression.