Top 10 Must Haves for Interview or Business
In this post we will tell you about top 10 professional dress tips for men which can give you success in interview as well as in business meetings.
- Suit (interview): Fit is key.
A. Suit jacket should fit so that it can be easily buttoned without any tug marks across the fabric.
B. Arms should be long enough so that about a ¼ inch of your dress shirt can be seen past the cuffs when your arms
are relaxed at your side.
C. Choose a two or three button suits; stay away from double-breasted suits.
D. Preferred colors are charcoal grey and navy. Brown is not acceptable.
E. Pin stripes are ok, but they should be discreet. Brooks Brothers has a good selection
Tip: HickeyFreeman suit looks very Professional.
2. Shirt (interview): White shirts are the safest and most conservative. Depending on the industry, French-blue shirts are also fine as long as they are solid without stripes or patterns. For financial positions, stay conservative with white.
3. Suit (business casual): A well fitted two or three button suit; you can be more flexible with color for a casual suit.
Tip: For all finance/investment banking companies, interview/business dress is required for all events (corporate
briefings, informational, interviews, treks) – do not wear business casual unless specified.
4. Shirt (business casual): You can be more flexible with color but make sure that the shirt is still of a good material.
Tip: For all finance/investment banking companies, interview/business dress is required for all events — do not wear
business casual unless specified.
5. Cream colored slacks: Slacks are more acceptable than khakis. Make sure they are well pressed.
Tip: If you are wearing light colored clothing, it’s a safe bet to stick to white wine rather than red at various events.
6. Dark business casual slacks: Worn for more “formal” casual occasions (pardon the oxymoron). Example: Drinks at Stella’s with recruiters.
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7. Tie: Choose a simple pattern or solid color silk tie that does not clash with the color of your suit. Typically “safe” colors include yellow, dark blue, light blue, and red. In general, choose bold colors in conservative but stylish patterns (Example symmetrical pattern or diagonal stripes).
8. Belt: Bring two leather belts; black and dark brown. The key is quality over quantity. Belts should be shiny, not dull.
9. Socks: Dark socks that match your outfit. No white socks! Your shoes, socks and belt should all match (e.g., black shoes,
black socks, black belt).
10. Shoes: Polished, dark lace-ups shoes are preferred. Remember these are interview shoes, not shoes you wear to the club.
Tip: Buy an extra pair that you can leave in the box polished. This way if you don’t have time to get your normal pair
polished you are still ready for a formal occasion
Final note: Keep your dress simple and professional. Let your talents, not your clothes, impress recruiters!
Suit: When you buy a brand new suit, wear it around your house for a bit to get the “feel” of it. If you’re uncomfortable in a new suit it can get noticed. Also, make sure to get it tailored.
Ties: Tie it properly; ties should fall to right above the belt buckle when completed. The Windsor knot is
generally preferred for finance interviews.
General Tip: Dress for the right occasion. For all finance related industries, interview/business
dress is required for all events. Do not wear business casual unless specified. Companies from the west
coast tend to dress more casually to briefings, etc. So you may want to do a bit of research to make sure
you’re not overdressed.
Appropriate Shoes and Suit Pics
Inappropriate Shoes and Suit
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