Senior Exit interviews are in the first week of April and you have to be prepared. The most important thing to remember is that first impressions count the most. This interview counts towards senior graduation and preparing for life outside of high school. So, it is important that seniors take this serious because it’s actually really beneficial. Students should look at the senior exit interview as more of an opportunity instead of “just another assignment.”
First things first: What should you wear? Your appearance means EVERYTHING! If you walk in with casual attire, you won't be taken serious. Do you want to be taken for a joke? No! You need something professional, but not too over the top. Things you should definitely not wear are jeans, leggings, shorts, or sweatpants. You should never show any cleavage or any other parts of the body that are inappropriate. Sagging is especially inappropriate. The shoes and accessories are usually the most exciting part to complete an outfit, but for interviews, you don't have to put too much thought into it. Sandals and sneakers are too casual and those fancy “club shoes” are too much. You don't need to go overboard for accessories either, there should be no big hoops or huge chains.
Now that you know what not to do, here's what you should do. You should wear slacks or dress pants. If you're going to wear a skirt or dress, make sure it's at least knee length. If you're going to wear pants, make sure to remember a belt. For the top, a nice blouse or button up shirt with a cardigan or blazer would be perfect. If you are wearing a sleeveless top, pair it with a cardigan or blazer. A basic pair of flats or heels will do just fine. For the boys, a nice pair of dress shoes will be perfect. And for the jewelry and accessories, less is always better.
Clothes aren't going to get you the interview though. Make a resume and cover letter and have a staff member you trust critique it for you. You can also go to http://m.snagajob.com/resources/job-interview-tips-for-teens/ to figure out how to physically and mentally prepare yourself for an interview. Always take advantage of the staff and sources you have around you. Remember to have positive energy, be engaged, and think. Good Luck!