How should I dress for an interview?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Career counselor Karen Chopra discusses what to wear to a job interview.

    Karen James Chopra: Hi, I am Karen Chopra. I am a career counselor in Washington DC and now we are going to talk about what happens on the day of the interview.

    Host: How should I dress for an interview?

    Karen James Chopra: I always recommend that clients dress as formally as possible, even if the workplace itself is rather informal. So for men, that's a suit or a coat and tie or for women, usually a skirt suit unless you happen to be in a fairly laid back city or locality, pant suits are okay if that's acceptable in the industry, but I usually I advice people to go for the full interview dress. Make sure that the suits are fairly silver colors, navy blue or gray or black and that for women, the jewelery is kept to a minimum. You don't want anything that jingles or shimmers or loose around in the interview and you want to make sure ahead of time that it has been to cleaners that there are no tears, there are no stains, there is no cat hair and have the interview suit all ready to go before the day of the interview.