3 Clothing Tips for MenConservative 2-piece dark suit, navy blue or medium to dark gray.Long sleeved blue or white shirt.Silk tie complimenting in color or styleBlack dress socksDark polished shoes and matching beltJewelry – No bracelets, earrings or large rings.
11 ATTENTION GENTLEMEN!!! DO’s Wear a conservative tie NOTE: Tip of the tie should sit slightly above the belt buckleBe clean shavenDON’TsWear white socksTIP: Try to match socks with beltWear a tie that is too wide or too narrow
12 FABRICS Stay away from velvet, vinyl, shiny, furry, slinky materials Fabrics recommended are those that do not wrinkle easilyTIP 1: Purchase fabrics that have a small percentage of lycra that adds comfort and resists creases. Suggested fabrics are polyester, wool (suits), cotton shirtsTIP 2: When purchasing a suit, twist the fabric of the sleeves and hold it in place for 10 seconds, if it wrinkles then think twice about the purchase
13 SHOES POLISH and SHINE your shoes! Always wear socks TIP: Make sure socks are high enough to cover skin when sitting downYou should be able to walk comfortably in your shoes i.e. Heels should not be too highGENTLEMEN should stay away from steel toes and other rugged shoesNEVER wear open toe shoes!
15 Clothing Tips for Women Dark conservative suit. Two piece 1 or 2 button jacket and knee length skirt or Pant.White or light colored long sleeved blouse that is not low cut.Black well polished shoes with 1 to 1½ inch heels.Limited conservative jewelry.
30 HAIR & MAKEUP Style hair as conservatively as possible Do not dye hair color too flashy e.g. red, green, etc.Wear as little makeup as possibleDon’t wear brightly colored lipsticks or eye shadows, too much blush because the interviewer might not like it or it may accidentally get on your clothing
31 PERSONAL HYGIENE ALWAYS take a shower before the interview Wear antiperspirant in case you get nervousBrush your teeth before the interviewDon’t chew gum, eat a breath mint insteadDon’t wear heavy smelling perfumes/cologne, it may irritate the interviewerHave clean finger nails and handsStay away from nail polish if possible.
33 Grooming – men shave skincare manicures teeth personal hygiene one in four men do not shower dailydirty fingernails go uncleaned mostly
34 Grooming - women skincare hair – cut, colour, condition make-up perfume – be carefulmanicure / pedicureteethA recent survey showed that women who wear make-up have a competitive edge over their bare faced colleaguesThe Times, 30th December 2003Women who wear make-up earn, on average, 20% more than women who wear no make-up
35 First impressionswithin three seconds of seeing a person for the first time we have decided their:social statuspoliticseducationreligionsexualityfriendliness / approachabilityaptitude
36 First impressions: the 93% rule 38% tone, pitch & pace of your voice55% appearance & body language7% what you say