How to Dress for an Interview:
1. Research the company you are interviewing with, and find out the dress code for employees; then opt to wear something a little dressier to your interview.
2. Overdress rather than under dress. It is better to be dressed too formally than to be dressed too casually for a job interview. Wearing a suit is always appropriate.
3. Pick an outfit that fits well and is conservative. Loud prints or bright colors distract the interviewer.
4. Make sure the clothing you choose is clean and pressed. Take a moment to inspect your shoes and clean off any scuffs.
5. Choose nice slacks and a button down top or a business suit for men. Khaki pants are as casual as you want to wear for a job interview, and you should only wear those if the work environment is very casual.
6. Wear a business suit, slacks or a skirt with a sweater or button down top for women. Capri pants, skorts and shorts are inappropriate to wear to a job interview.
7. Tone down your hair, makeup and jewelry. Camouflage visible body piercings for a job interview.
8. And office wear doesn’t have to be stuffy either. To personalize your wardrobe, add in some colorful, but simple jewelry, a trendy tie or some eye-catching shoes.
You don’t need to run out and spend a lot of money on clothes for that job search. You can find bargains at local department stores, discount retailers or go on line to find good deals, as stores often discount their business attire in the summer. And remember, good suits never go out of style, so stock up on those bargains.