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What to Wear

Dress Conservatively, Wear A Traditional Suit, Just Say No To Business Casual, Shirts, Ties

You must be well-dressed for your legal interviews if you want to make a good first impression. It is amazing how many intelligent, otherwise qualified candidates lose interview points because they ignore the basic dress code. Some women, for example, make the mistake of wearing short skirts, pantsuits, or tank tops to their interviews. Some men forego ties, sport garish colors, or wear too much cologne. Even worse, some candidates interview in clothing that is stained or wrinkled. If you want potential employers to take you seriously, do not overlook the importance of dressing for success. If you have any questions about appropriate interviewing attire, ask your career counselors, the firm's recruiting coordinator, or your friends or classmates. You want your interviewers to remember you for your grades, resume, and personality, not your tie, shirt, and shoes.

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Job Descriptions and Careers, Career and Job Opportunities, Career Search, and Career Choices and ProfilesLaw Job Interviews