10 Things NOT to Wear to an Interview
Posted June 3, 2013on:
What you wear says something about you. And while there are many right things to wear to an interview, there are a few wrong things, too. Check out Monster.com’s 10 fashion no-no’s for a job interview.
- Crazy nails. Wild nail polish or nails that are too long can give the wrong impression. Even men should trim and file.
- Jangly jewelry. Wear only one earring per ear and no more than two rings per hand. And no face jewelry.
- Open-toed or backless shoes. Remember, it’s an interview, not a cocktail party.
- Bare legs. Sorry ladies, this applies even if it’s warm.
- Out-of-date-suit. Make sure your suit fits correctly and check your lapels. If needed, take the suit to a dry cleaner for a quick fix.
- Short skirt. Keep the hemline no higher than two inches above the knee. And no Capri pants or leggings.
- Leather jackets/blazers. For men or women, leave the leather at home.
- Turtlenecks (for men). At least for the first interview, wear a collared shirt and give strong thought to a tie.
- Trendy or sassy handbags. Choose a purse that’s conservative and inconspicuous.
- Brightly colored briefcases. If you bring a briefcase, make sure it’s black or brown and in good condition.