What to Wear for a Walmart Interview

Dressing for the Part: Big Box Retailer Interviews

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Have an interview at Walmart or Target or another major retailer coming up? Not sure what to wear? Do your research, consult message forums about interviews with big box retailers or call the company's human resources department and ask what's appropriate.

When you go to your interview, make sure you make the best possible impression. Dress neatly and appropriately, and you will convey confidence and reliability.

What to Wear for a Walmart Interview

Choose neat, clean, well-fitting khakis or slacks. Men should wear a button-down shirt, or a shirt and vest. Women should wear neat, coordinated separates -- a skirt or slacks and sweater or blouse. If you're interviewing for a higher level position in management or a leadership role, the proper attire is typically a suit.

Options for Men

Men have fewer options, but there are still some rules that you should follow so that you appear neat, conservative and professional, despite the position level for which you're interviewing. Always wear your shirt tucked in -- shirttails are unattractive and may give the impression that you're either too casual or that you are sloppy. Even if you don't wear a suit jacket, a tie is always a nice touch, and can convey the message that you're serious about the impression you give prospective employers.

Options for Women

Women also have the option of wearing slacks, a skirt or dress, provided you keep the hemline and neckline conservative.

Check the length of your skirt or dress while sitting to be sure it's not too short. For women, a blouse or sweater is appropriate. Keep the color and pattern conservative, and avoid overly casual tops, such as graphic t-shirts and never wear crop tops.

It's a good idea to keep jewelry (including studs and rings in piercings) minimal, and cover tattoos as much as possible.

These can distract the interviewer, and jeopardize your chances of getting the job. In cooler weather you will want a jacket or sweater in a traditional style and color.

What to Bring to the Interview

It's a good idea to bring a pad of paper, and a working pen to write down anything you need to remember (perhaps the interviewers name and title, your start date and time, or the time of a second interview). It's also a good place to write down things you want to remember to tell the interviewer, like your available hours, or any particular experiences you feel will help you get the job. For example, and when appropriate, remind the interviewer of your experience in a particular department at your last job

On the Day of Your Interview

Freshly showered, light on the fragrance, clean breath (throw out the gum or finish the mint before you step inside), appropriately dressed, and on time, you will be confident and prepared to answer any questions the interviewer may have.

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