Touro College Interview Dress Code

As the saying goes, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." A successful interview begins with a successful look. That "look" is formal business attire and appropriate grooming. Wearing the right clothes can make a difference in how you are viewed as a prospective employee. The article Top 5 Interview Mistakes Millennials Make, Forbes.com, September 26, 2012, reported "The top interview mistake millennials make is wearing the wrong clothing, according to 75% of hiring managers surveyed."

A polished, professional look matters. In general, clothes that are very trendy detract from a serious, professional appearance. Below is a list of guidelines to assist you in dressing for success.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not dressed appropriately, you will not be admitted to the Career Fair. 

FOR MEN:

  • Suit A dark (blue, gray or black) conservative two or three button suit.
  • Shirt White long-sleeve dress shirt with a white undershirt; button your top button!
  • Tie Choose a tie that coordinates with your suit. Overly busy patterns should be avoided.
  • Shoes Black, polished shoes are standard business attire. Wear dark dress socks.
  • Jewelry should be minimal and appropriate for a business setting; no overly ostentatious watches, necklaces; and no earrings
  • Accessories a notebook, portfolio or briefcase should be carried, containing extra copies of your resume and a good pen.
  • Grooming You should look clean and neat. Of course, proper hygiene is absolutely necessary. Avoid cologne or after-shave with a strong aroma. 

FOR WOMEN:

  • Suit A dark conservative suit and below-the-knee length skirt. A blazer with blouse and skirt is a possible second choice to a suit. A jacket should always be worn. Sweaters are viewed as too casual and should not be worn.
  • Blouse A white or light-colored blouse that is not low cut, sheer or sleeveless.
  • Shoes Black or dark brown, polished, closed-toe shoes with a 1-1 1⁄2" heel are standard (no spike heels); lower-heeled styles may be worn depending on the wearer’s preference.
  • Jewelry should be minimal and appropriate for a business setting.
  • Accessories a notebook, portfolio or briefcase should be carried, containing extra copies of your resume and a good pen.
  • Grooming You should look clean and neat. Of course, proper hygiene is absolutely necessary. Avoid perfume; makeup should be subtle.