First impressions are very important for a corporate job interview. It is always best to be overdressed than underdressed, as you don't want to be remembered for the wrong reasons. I am always explaining to candidates that they need to be 'fully suited and booted' for an interview, so I thought I would give a detailed explanation of what 'suited and booted, business attire or corporately presented' means.
A matching suit blazer and pants – I think black is always a safe option
A clean and ironed shirt – no bright colours or patterns
A tie – again nothing too busy or with patterns, tied properly
Black socks and black polished shoes
Ensure that your hair is neat and tidy
Remove any excess or heavy jewellery
A matching suit blazer and pants (or skirt), or a corporate dress
Ensure your skirt or dress sits on your knee
If you wear the suit pants or skirt, a clean and ironed shirt or blouse, nothing too revealing or low cut
Stockings (no holes or ladders) and a pair of polished, closed toe black heels
Ensure your hair is neat and tidy, tied back and out of your face
Corporate make up – no heavy eye liner or coloured eye shadow
A neutral nail colour (or no nail varnish to be safe)
No heavy or excess jewellery – remove all jewellery, including multiple ear piercings to be safe
Remember this is a job interview, not the runway!