The Interview Dress Code
“To be successful, look successful”
Men: Conservative business suit (preferably two different ones for more than one dayphysician job interviews!). If you have only one suit then change your shirt and tie each day. You do not need to wear traditional navy blue or black suit with white shirt. Try something different, which brightens up your face. Lighter shades work good for people with dark skin and those who are slim. For those who are on the heavier side should buy darker shades. Buy you suit well in advance in anticipation and not in the last minute. This may save you money during sales of name brand suits and will give you enough time to find the one that you like. It is important that the suit you wear makes you feel confident about yourself, as it will show on your face.
Pay special attention to your shoes, ties, belts and watches. They should not look worn out. Shoes have to be brown or black depending upon the color of your suit and of course should be of same color as the belt. No perfumes please. Deodorant is a must but prefer the odorless ones. Your aftershave should not have a long lasting strong smell. Use a mild one.
Women: Women should also wear a conservative business suit with a skirt at least below mid thigh. Wearing slacks instead is an acceptable alternative. And if a suit does not make you feel confident, it is not the right one for you either. Always wear stockings with skirts, which should be of natural color and glitter free. Again if you are not slim try wearing darker colors. Women should also consider having two sets of clothing for those more than two days interviews.
Keep jewelry to the minimum. Bling-bling is not acceptable. Do not wear a noticeably high heel. Take a briefcase or handbag instead of a purse. No perfumes for you too. Wear an odor-less deodorant. You may wear makeup but don’t get heavy handed. Excessive make up will undermine your confident image.