- Career & Major Selection
- Graduate School Prep
- Internship Prep
- Job & Internship Search
- Testing (ACT, CLEP)
Services for Students and Alumni:
Career Services Center261 Schwartz Center
Job Postings & Employers
KSU Student Employment
HoursMonday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment
Drop-In Career CounselingMonday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.
Dress for Interviews
Experts agree that a conservative, professional approach to dress for an interview is best. While the organization, career field, and perspective of interviewer all influence expectations, it's your appearance that makes the first impression.
Keep in mind that different industries have their own dress codes. Financial sectors tend to be conservative and expect that a suit be worn to an interview. On the other hand, a candidate may be overdressed in a suit if pursuing a career in parks and recreation. It is important to research these standards before an interview, and if in doubt, err on the conservative side.
Recommendations for ALL:
- Dress watch and nice pen (speaks volumes about your understanding of quality)
- Freshly bathed/showered (no body odor, use deodorant) and fresh breath
- Freshly pressed clothing (remove lint and pet hair with lint brush)
- Heavy cologne/perfume
- Visible tattoos or body piercings and unnatural hair color (purple, green, orange, etc.)
- Poor posture (stand and sit up straight)
- Lack of a firm handshake, sweaty palms
- Overstuffed briefcase, bag, or pockets
- Scuffed shoes
- Chewing gum, smoking prior to the interview, something stuck in your teeth
- Loose or missing buttons, clothing that is wrinkled, too tight, or too big