How to Dress for an Interview With a Recruitment Agency

The old standard, "dress for success," still applies, especially when you are interviewing for a job. Recruitment agency interviews are no different. Even though you are not interviewing directly with the people who may eventually hire you, you need to present yourself to the recruiter as a professional so he is comfortable recommending you to his clients.


Wear a tailored, dark-colored business suit if you are a man interviewing with a recruitment agency. Select a white or cream long-sleeved, button-down shirt and a conservative necktie. Wear polished leather dress shoes and dark socks.


Dress in a two-piece business suit with a stylish, tailored blouse or a tailored dress with a coordinating jacket as a woman interviewing with a recruitment agency. Stockings are a must. Neutral-colored low- to medium-heeled pumps are a safe choice for footwear -- leave the stiletto heels at home.


Keep makeup and accessories to a minimum and be sure your hair is clean and under control during the interview. Excessive makeup and flashy jewelry detract from the serious, professional image you want to project, and constantly having to push your hair out of your face can be distracting to both you and the interviewer.


Carry a simple handbag or leather portfolio to keep relevant papers organized.