Interviewing: Strategies for Success

  • Try Interview Stream, an online simulated interview tool provided by University Career Services.  Follow the link, create your account, and begin practicing.  Once your interview is complete you can send your interview link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for feedback.
  • Schedule a practice interview with a Career Consultant or an employer during our Fall and Spring Interview Practice Days with Employers.

Appropriate interview attire is an essential aspect of the job search process. Your image conveys your professionalism and your understanding of the industry in which you are trying to be employed. Wearing inappropriate dress can have an effect on whether or not you receive a second interview, or even a job! 

  • Conservative dark navy, black or gray two piece suit
  • Clean and polished conservative dress shoes
  • Long-sleeved button-down dress shirt
  • Well-brushed teeth/fresh breath
  • Cleaned and trimmed fingernails
  • Bring a briefcase or a professional folder
  • Excessive cologne
  • Gum, candy, or other objects in your mouth
  • Wrinkled or dirty clothing
  • Tie with flashy colors or patterns
  • Visible body piercing
  • White socks


  • Conservative skirted or pant suit
  • Closed-toe shoes with a conservative heel
  • Cleaned and trimmed fingernails
  • Keep skirt length a little below the knee
  • Well-brushed teeth/fresh breath
  • Clothing should be ironed and clean
  • Pantyhose
  • Strong perfume
  • Excessive, large or flashy jewelry
  • Low cut or sleeveless tops
  • Excessive make-up
  • Visible body piercing beyond ear piercing
  • Gum, candy or other objects in the mouth
  • Clothing revealing the stomach or midriff

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.





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