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What Should You Wear to a Healthcare Job Interview?

When you’re interviewing for a healthcare job in Texas, first impressions matter. Your clothing says a lot about how you view yourself and the importance of your work. It also helps give you a needed confidence boost when you “dress to impress.”

Here’s how to plan your outfit for your next healthcare job interview:

You can’t go wrong with a suit.

A classic, conservative suit goes a long way in any job interview. A suit says that you take yourself and your work seriously and that you intend to treat others with professional courtesy and respect – qualities that are highly valued in the healthcare field.

When choosing a suit, opt for classic colors like black, grey, or navy. Pair your suit with a well-pressed shirt or blouse in a coordinating color. Keep accessories like ties, jewelry, and shoes simple. Make sure your suit is clean and pressed and that it fits your body without bunching, constricting, or pulling anywhere – an ill-fitting suit looks less professional and will only distract you from the interview itself.

The less formal option: professional separates.

If you don’t own a suit or can’t find one that works for you in time for your interview, opt for professional-looking separates in conservative colors. A set of clean, pressed slacks and a sport coat will work for men, while women can often achieve similar professional-looking results by pairing a work-appropriate dress with a blazer. Whatever you choose, make sure the colors are classic and work together, your separates are clean and pressed, and everything fits well.

Keep your personal grooming in mind.

What you wear matters – and so does how you wear it. Start at the top: Make sure your hair is clean and groomed, and keep it simple. If you wear makeup or nail polish, take a “less-is-more” approach with simple, natural colors. Jewelry should be small and tasteful as well; you want to impress an interviewer with your skills and personality, not with the size of your “bling.” Remember that many healthcare employers in Texas lean toward the conservative side, and dress accordingly.

At ExecuTeam, our experienced recruiters can help you walk into an interview fully prepared to impress the employer with the skills, experience, and value you bring to the table. Contact us today to learn more.

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