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New York: The best outfits for job interviews

The most significant thing to consider when you're dressing for a job interview, regardless of the position, is that you must dress to impress by looking professional. Your interview attire depends on the job role you are applying for, so before choosing what to wear it is always a good idea to research the company in order to determine the dress code.

Even if you still can't understand the dress code here you can find the best interview outfits for men and women:

Professional/Business interview attire:

If you are dressing for a job interview in the corporate field (e.g. banking, law, finance, insurance etc) then you need a formal outfit. In general, this means a suit and tie for men and a skirt or pantsuit with heels for women.

For men:

  • Suit in a solid color such as navy, black, or gray

  • Long-sleeved white shirt or in any other color that can be matched with the suit

  • Tie

  • Leather belt

  • Dark socks

  • Dress shoes

For women:

  • Suit in navy, black, or gray color

  • Suit skirt just below or above the knee

  • Coordinated blouse

  • Heels or other dress shoes

Business casual interview attire:

This outfit requires a professional look without being overly formal, meaning you can forget the suit.

For men:

  • Dress slacks or chinos or khaki pants

  • Long-sleeve button down shirt or polo shirt,

  • Gabardine

  • Sweater

  • Belt

  • Dress shoes

  • Tie (optional)

For women:

  • Conservative dress

  • Shirt or blouse or sweater with a skirt or dress pants

  • Cardigan

  • Dress shoes or boots

Extra tips for men:

- Neat hairstyle

- Trimmed nails

- Light or no perfume

Extra tips for women:

- Neat professional hairstyle

- Manicured nails

- Light or no perfume

- Light makeup

- Simple jewelry

It is important to make a good first impression to the hiring manager even if the job position is at a company or office with a casual dress code. You still have to look polished and professional. Don't show up wearing jeans, sneakers, shorts, miniskirts, ripped pants, sandals or flip-flops or any other casual outfit.

Dress up properly to look neat and elegant and choose well-fitting clothes, free of stains and wrinkles. Wear things that will make you feel good and comfortable. Remember that when you look good, you feel good, you do good!!!

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