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How To Look Your Best For Interviews

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Baylor chapter.

I’m hooked on “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team,” and my mom and I have binge watched the entirety of the 2019 season. At the very beginning of the season, I was thinking of how all of the women at the tryouts (interviews) knew to wear spandex shorts and a sports bra with their hair and makeup done. They knew to wear this particular outfit because every job has a uniform.




I recently interviewed for a student job at Baylor, and while I would have loved to wear spandex, I got the impression that that was not what they were looking for. 


Here are some tips for business interviews:

  1. No casual wear

If you can wear it to the gym after your interview, it’s not right. Dress for the job!

  1. High hygiene

               Don’t you dare go into that interview with unbrushed hair. Make sure your nail polish isn’t chipped, and for all that is mighty, make sure your breath doesn’t stink!

  1. No shoulders

    Yes, it’s apparently still against the dress code in the adult world. Be sure to cover those shoulders

  1. Light makeup

We’re not going out for a night with the girls; we’re putting on our war paint for an interview. Some light eye shadow, mascara, and a quick swipe of a natural-colored lipstick will do the trick!

  1. Closed-toed shoes

     Flip flops? Out of the question. Go for some professional flats or heels, depending on your preference. Make sure they coordinate with your outfit choice!

  1. Best bag

             Take in your nicest handbag that is a neutral color, not your baby blue Kate Spade bag that you love.

At the end of our college years, we will all likely be looking for a job. Learning the “uniform” of the path you’ve chosen will enhance your likelihood of being hired.  Good luck!


Bridget Anderson is a HerCampus National contributor writing from Texas. She focuses on wellness coverage, primarily about mental health issues, but she also loves writing about personal experiences and life in general. Outside of her HerCampus work, Bridget writes poetry and creative short stories. Her poetry has been featured in several publications and she has won multiple awards for her narrative writing. She is currently a senior at Baylor University where she studies English and political science. As a part time job, Bridget tutors the Baylor athletes in all things writing. In her everyday life, outside of pleasure writing, Bridget spends her time watching Beat Bobby Flay and random Disney movies while snuggling with her two rescue dogs Gus and Genie. She’s an avid reader but always makes time for coffee dates with her best girlfriends.