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What should I bring and wear to my interview?

Arrive 15 minutes early to your interview and be sure to bring extra copies of your resume, a pen, and some paper. Dress professionally and conservatively. Even if you know that you will dress more casually for the actual job, an interview is still a professional business meeting, and a dark suit is most appropriate. If you want to add a little color, do so with a tie or a pastel colored shirt. Keep jewelry and accessories to a minimum: stay away from dangling earrings or bracelets. Go without cologne or perfume – you never know if your interviewer might have allergies. For more advice, visit and follow our Pinterest page.

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