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What to a Job Interview

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Spring is right around the corner, guys. Companies are amping up their hiring and recent grads hitting the job boards for their next venture, so it’s officially time to swap your college hoodie for a dapper blazer…at least during the interview.

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Whether you’re shopping for your first suit or revamping your interview attire, you can’t go wrong with a tailored blank canvas (charcoal or navy suit) and simple accessories. While you certainly won’t be docked for sporting a patterned suit, you’ll get the most bang for your buck with a classic option. Shirts and ties are where it can get a little tricky, but it’s also a great place to shine. A crisp white or light blue dress shirt is always a welcomed addition to your foundation, though you can stand out with a little personality in a gingham shirt and knit tie combination. Finish your look with minimal accessories for a winning first impression.

Below, what to wear to a job interview:

Shirt: City of London, $40 | Blazer: H&M, $70 | Pants: H&M, $35

Tie: The Tie Bar, $25 | Coat: J.Crew, $298 | Socks: Allen Edmonds, $19

Watch: Triwa, $295 | Shoes: Cole Haan, $130 | Razor: The Art of Shaving, $65

Shaving Cream: The Art of Shaving, $25 | Belt: Gap, $40

Portfolio: Johnson & Murphy, $125

Wear it well:

  • Lose any loose papers. Stick to a classic leather portfolio versus anything nylon or of the backpack variety.
  • Put your best foot forward…literally. Shined shoes make a notable difference and you can preserve your shoe shape by using shoe trees when you store them.
  • Focus on fit. If made-to-measure isn’t an option, it’s worth a trip to a tailor to ensure you get the most out of your suit – even off the rack.
  • Make sure you’re clean shaven or properly groomed. While facial hair may be common in some industries, take special care so that you look polished versus unkempt. If you’re unsure, err on the side of clean shaven.



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