Business Formal or Interview Attire

 

Does it really make a difference how you dress for an interview? In many cases it does.  Your goal is to dress in a manner that projects a professional, competent image, regardless of your employment level or career path. Think conservative!

For women: conservative navy blue, gray or black business suit (matched skirt/pant and jacket). Closed-toe shoes, no sandals, blouses, hose preferably, conservative hair, jewelry, makeup and perfume.

For men: conservative navy blue, gray or black business suit (matched pant and jacket) and a matching conservative tie (no characters or logo ties). Leather, lace-up or slip-on business shoes, conservative/professional hair style, go easy on the aftershave and cologne.

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But what if the job is in a non-suit-wearing work environment or outdoors:

This is a common question because the agriculture industry is very diverse and not every industry requires or recommends wearing a suit to an interview, if you are in doubt ask the company representative.