(Closed) Job Interview… What to wear??

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You don’t say what type of position it is.  My go-to for any type of professional position would be a nice black suit with a fun, on the conservative side of fun, top to show you have some personality.  Even if it is the type of position that you would never wear a suit for, you can never go wrong wearing one in an interview.

If you don’t have a suit, or think wearing one would be inappropriate for the position, a tailored pair of slacks and a nice blouse or sweater can look very professional, as can a nice dress. 

Good luck!  Just remember, as long as you look professional, that is the main thing.  Stay away from loud jewelry, low-cut or overly tight clothes, messy hair, and a lot of makeup.  An interview will likely not pay much attention to what you wear as long as you look like you fit in (i.e. look the part for the position).

Post # 4
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

I personally would wear a suit. It sounds like it’s a teaching position, and I think wearing a suit definitely would give you the professional look to you. If you don’t have a suit, then something as professional as you can find (nice pants and a dress shirt or something of the sort…)

Post # 5
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Black or navy suit is what I’ve always worn! I think it looks the most professional.  No heavy makeup. And don’t wear perfume!! And small earrings. LOL Ok, I’ll stop now…this is just what I’ve always done..


Good luck!!!!!

Post # 6
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I say wear a suit. Although if you are internign at like a fashion magazine a cute skirt blouse and jacket works lol. It really depends what you are going for.

Post # 8
2867 posts
Sugar bee

A black, grey, or navy suit would look nice.  Even a suit with a skirt!

Post # 9
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good luck!  I hope it goes well too!

I agree that a suit is always best.

A couple of other tips:

  1. Do some reseach and have some questions handy
  2. Arrive early (too early is better than a little bit late)
  3. Bring copies of your resume/portfolio and a notepad and pen to take notes (aka be prepared).
  4. Relax and be personable.  Most people hire someone they are going to be comfortable working with.

Post # 10
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Id say a suit also.  I forgot the exact saying but its along the lines of “dress for the job you want” meaning you cant really be overdressed for a job interview.

Good luck!!

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