5 tips on what to wear to a new grad interview


Stumped for what to wear to your new grad interview? You don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe – Nurse Uncut has you covered! Here are our top tips for looking spiffy come your interview.

  1. Dress smart
Dressing smart can make you look smart | Photo Credit: Canva

Smart casual or professional business attire is a must for your interview. For men, this means trousers, a collared shirt and polished leather shoes. A tie is optional, but could add a more sophisticated touch. Women should wear a skirt or trousers and business shirt, as well as comfortable shoes.

  1. Be professional
Remember, this isn’t the club – this is your potential future career | Photo Credit: Canva

First impressions are critical – and it’s no different in interviews. Present yourself in a professional manner. Iron your clothes, wear your hair or beard in a neat manner, and remove any chipped nail polish or unprofessional jewellery. Remember, this isn’t the club – it’s a business interview for your future career.

  1. Be comfortable
Dress comfortable, be comfortable | Photo Credit: Canva

You’ll come across more naturally if you’re feeling comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you’re uncomfortable wearing a skirt or dress, feel free to wear appropriate trousers instead. For men, only wear a tie if you feel comfortable wearing one. You don’t want to be scratching or pulling at garments throughout your interview.

  1. Less is more
When it comes to accessorising, less is definitely more | Photo Credit: Canva

Well, definitely when it comes to make-up, perfume and aftershave! While we wouldn’t go as far as to say you shouldn’t wear any, we recommend using them sparingly. The same goes for jewellery and other accessories.

  1. Be yourself
Subtle touches can really elevate a look | Photo Credit: Canva

Remember, the panel wants to see the real you during the interview. If appropriate, feel free to add a subtle brooch, tie clip or scarf to your ensemble. Again, less is more, but these touches could really elevate your look.

Let us know if you have any other great tips! If you need any more support, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association members can call 02 8595 1234. If you’re not yet a member, you can also sign up here.

And if you’re lucky enough to receive a placement, check out the amazing Transitioning to the Workplace workshops, offered by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association


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