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First impressions are lasting impressions. The first time a person meets you they will make a judgment on your appearance. It might not be fair, but they.

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2 First impressions are lasting impressions. The first time a person meets you they will make a judgment on your appearance. It might not be fair, but they will.

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4  Baseball caps, or any other type of hats  Jerseys or athletic shirts  “Bling" type necklaces & earrings should be taken off before an interview.

5  Dressing down or looking sloppy.  You shouldn't look like you just woke up, or just came from the gym.  No ipod, phone, texting!!!! No earbuds!

6  Clothes too baggy, but, also too casual.  Clothes you would wear to the mall are most likely not suitable for an interview.

7  Don't chew gum!

8  Spaghetti straps aren't acceptable for a job interview.  Avoid denim, look is too casual.  Her earrings - too big for a job interview!  Sneakers should be avoided - they don't look tidy or neat!

9  Avoid low cut tops or short skirts.  Any kind of tank top is too casual for an interview.  Flip flops are also a no, as they are too casual.

10  Avoid hoodies.  You should try to look engaged and ready to work, rather than uninterested.

11  Applying too much makeup!

12  Your perfume or cologne should not be able to be detected by your interviewer.

13  In a button down and tie, this young man looks professional and well dressed for any job interview.

14  Professional, well- fitting slacks and a nice button down shirt are perfect

15  A nice sweater is another option, paired with navy slacks.  Hair and makeup are natural and professional.  Simple, understated jewelry is a nice touch to complete her outfit.  In addition, a portfolio with your a copy of your resume and references is always good to have on hand.

16  This young man is wearing a more casual option, but it's still suited well for an interview.  A button down without a tie, and nice, well- fitting khakis are an excellent option for young men.

17  The skirt pictured here is an appropriate length. Remember not to wear a skirt that's too short, or too tight.  Professionalism is key!  This young women's suit coat adds a nice touch and pulls together her interview attire well.

18  Makeup should be simple and natural.  Makeup isn't distracting and is perfectly suited for a job interview.

19 GUYSGIRLS Iron your clothes!

20 GUYSGIRLS Hair must be clean and not overdone. Face should be cleanly shaved. Hair must be clean but not overdone.

21 GUYSGIRLS Avoid gaudy chains, bracelets, ear rings, etc. Keep jewelry to a minimum.

22 GUYSGIRLS Tie must compliment outfit and be appropriate. Accessories (such as shoes) must compliment outfit.

23 GUYSGIRLS Avoid sneakers, and boots. Invest in some dress shoes. Avoid sneakers and flip flops. Nice dress shoes are appropriate.

24 GUYSGIRLS Fingernails should be trimmed and cleaned. Fingernails must be clean and polish (if any) should compliment outfit. NO black or overly dark polish. No chips in polish.

25 GUYSGIRLS Colors of clothing should be kept neutral toned. Black, Gray, White, and Navy are appropriate.

26 GUYSGIRLS Brush your teeth.

27 GUYS GIRLS Take a shower before the interview.

28 GUYSGIRLS Aftershaves and colognes shouldn't be overwhelming, use them sparingly. Perfumes shouldn't be overwhelming and are to be worn sparingly.

29  Cover tattoos  Cover visible piercings  Don’t wear clothing that is too tight  Don’t wear short skirts, dresses, or any clothing that requires continuous adjustments when you sit down, stand up, or walk.  Don’t wear un- naturally colored hair  Avoid bright, flashy colors  Don’t wear undergarments in a manner such that they are highly visible above your pants or skirt.  Wear interview outfits and shoes before the interview -- for more than a few minutes.  Anybody who is old enough to be your mother should look you over before you leave the house.

30  Maintain eye contact  If you are asked to sit down, sit with your body leaning forward. Leaning back shows a relaxed attitude while leaning to either side looks awkward or evasive.  Shake hands at the beginning or end of the interview, do so firmly while maintaining eye contact.  It's okay to laugh along with the interviewer but not on your own. No giggling!  A smile is very much a part of your dress – always wear your smile!

31 Your dress sends a message about yourself, your attitude and it's those small details that help gain an impression. Use your dress to your advantage by making the right first impression.


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