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Make a Great Impression

Learn how to put your best foot forward with these tips for professional and business casual dress.

Business Professional

  • Wearing a suit to your interview is highly recommended.  
  • Make sure to have a neutral suit (black, navy blue, dark grey, or brown)
  • You may wear a skirt or pants.
  • Under your suit, a nice button-up collared shirt or blouse. White or other neutral colors is recommended
  • Don’t forget a tie! We recommend a solid color or basic striped pattern.
  • Coordinate your shoes and belt to match. (Ex. Wear black shoes with a black belt)
  • Match your socks to your suit. A few nice pairs of dress socks are a worthwhile investment.  Closed toed shoes are the best option and small heels or flats are recommended.
  • A skirt should sit right at or below the knee.
  • It is best to wear tights or nylons with your skirt. Matching your tights with your shoes or wearing nude are the best options.
  • Make sure your clothing is clean and wrinkle-free.
  • Avoid clothing with plunging or revealing necklines.

Business Casual

  • A button-up collared dress shirt or blouse in white or other neutral colors is recommended.
  • Avoid revealing and plunging necklines. 
  • Skirts should sit right at or below the knee.
  • Solid or stripped ties are great options. 
  • Your belt will be visible so it is important that it matches the color of your shoes.
  • Match the color of your socks with your pants.
  • We recommend solid colors or simple patterns.
  • Make sure your shoes compliment your outfit color
  • Tie your knot a medium size and have your tie rest at your belt.
  • Avoid tying a fancy knot, keep it medium.
  • Keep all accessories in your outfit the same color 
  • Make sure your dress shirt and pants are clean and wrinkle-free
  • Hairstyle is well combed, pulled back and professional


  •  Complement your natural features by using neutral lip stick colors and eye shadows
  • Avoid heavy eye liner and mascara. Also avoid glitter, neon, or metallic eye shadows
  • Wear a classic necklaces such as pearls, a gold or silver fine chain. Wear studded earing matching your necklace 
  • Only wear one or two rings and a simple bracelet or nice watch.
  • Avoid bangles, hanging earrings or statement necklaces
  • Make sure your hair is trimmed
  • If your hair is longer keep it out of your face by pinning or pulling it back
  • Make sure facial hair is brushed and trimmed appropriately
  • If the company has guidelines about hair length and style follow them. This is a great chance to reflect company standards!