Q: If I have several types of interviews
what is the best interview suit style to choose?
A: The most conservative style is
* see the Complete Interview Outfit
* see Occupational Wardrobes.
Q: How important are my shoes?
A: More important then you think.
Some interviewers will decide whether or not to hire you based on how
well kept your shoes are. Attention to detail. Some employers may feel
if you took enough time to make sure your even your shoes look good
then you would pay the same attention to detail in your job performance.
Q: Should I ask questions during
A: Yes. Usually at the end of an
interview you will be asked if you have any questions. Have some questions
prepared in advance.
* see interview questions
How do I know if I need an extra long tie?
A: Men 6'1" and over should
use the extra long tie.
How do I know what suit size I need?
A: Most stores will be able to measure
you. However for men chest size determines the sizes. For women the
waist size and bust size are both taken into consideration.
* see how to measure a men's
* see how to measure a women's
Q: How do I know my shirt size?
A: For men, you can tell your size
by measuring your neck and arm length. Most stores will be able to measure
you to determine your proper size.
* see how to measure your shirt
Q: Can I wear a dress or pants suit
for my interview?
A: Some companies do not find the
business suit with pants appropriate for women and a dress may seem
too casual. A professional, conservative jacket and skirt suit is always
Q: How often should
I have my garments cleaned?
A: 2 - 3 times per year, unless
you spill something on it or it smells. And always have the suit pieces
dry cleaned together so they will look like a suit for the life of the
garment. Shirts should be laundered after each wearing. Blouses cleaned
after 1 or 2 wearings depending on the individual.